Roman Republic, M. Junius (Q. Servilius Caepio) Brutus - The Expulsion of the Tarquins

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This piece was struck by Brutus, one of the assassins of Julius Caesar when he was a moneyer. Brutus’ uncle, Quintus Servilius Caepio, adopted him when he was a young man and Brutus was known as Quintus Servilius Caepio Brutus for an unknown period of time.
This type, whilst illustrating his strong republican views, is also record of his ancestry. It recalls the expulsion of the Tarquins from Rome in 509 BC by L. Junius Brutus, who was consul in that year.

M. Junius (Q. Servilius Caepio) Brutus AR Denarius. Rome, 54 BC. Bust of Libertas right; LIBERTAS behind / Consul L. Junius Brutus, between two lictors, preceded by accensus, all walking left; BRVTVS in exergue. Sydenham 906; Crawford 433/1; Junia 31. 3.88g, 20mm, 2h.
Good Extremely Fine. Well centred and attractively toned.