You know you have made it as a memorable leader when your assassination is made into an official state coin! Why, not even the greats like Kennedy or Lincoln had such a bizarre honor. Oh, but Caesar did. His assassination inspired a Roman rare silver coin, marking a landmark occurrence in Roman civilization.
Metro Online reported that the coin is expected to bring in over 300,000 pounds when it is auctioned off in September of 2011. Why this fascination over the death of Caesar? It’s easy to understand in 2011, as considerable time has passed, and Caesar is now a man of historical fascination. Why though did the Romans create such a coin? The Romans actually loved their coinage, and eagerly created coins based on anyone in power and everything interesting that happened. This rare silver coin was once known as the Eid Mar, and was the size of a 1p piece. It was minted after the murder of Caesar and was minted—by all people!—by Brutus, the assassin. Read the full article »