Never have I ever heard of coins been struck to celebrate an assassination! Recently whilst researching I came across some coins struck by Marcus Brutus in 43-42 BC to celebrate the assassination of Julius Caesar.
The death of this Roman ruler is as celebrated and famous as the dictator himself!
“Beware of the Ides of March”
The date 15th March corresponds to the ‘Ides of March’ on the Roman calendar. The death of Caesar made the Ides of March a turning point in Roman history, as one of the events that marked the transition from the Roman Republic to the Roman Empire. The conspiracy against Julius Caesar, the “dictator for life” of the Roman Empire encompassed as many as sixty noblemen, including Caesar’s own protégé, Marcus Brutus. He was murdered by his own senators at a meeting in a hall next to Pompey’s Theatre on 15th March in 44 BC.
Here is a brief history;
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