Foreign coins in India: Venetian Ducats

Most popular gold coins of world, the Venetian Ducats, are also found in India! Let’s trace their journey into India, imitations and their use in jewelry!

Source: Foreign coins in India: Venetian Ducats

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Ides March

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. Julius Caesar, the “dictator for life” of the Roman Empire was murdered by his own senators at a meeting in a hall next to Pompey’s Theatre on 15th March in 44 BC.

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