M. Junius Brutus - Monetalis of Res Publica Romana from 54 BC to 54 BC
Marcus Junius Brutus was a politician of the late Roman Republic, who took a leading role in the assassination of Julius Caesar. He struck coins for the first time in 54 BC, under the name of Q. Servilius Caepio Brutus.

Originally, Brutus was close to Julius Caesar, but Caesar's attempts to assume greater power for himself put him at greater odds with the Roman elite and members of the Senate. After the civil war of 48 BC Brutus was given amnesty by Caesar - but soon joined the conspiracy of senators, the "Liberators", who plotted to assassinate him.

After the assassination, Brutus was embroiled in the civil war which followed and was eventually defeated by the combined forces of Octavian and Marcus Antonius at the Battle of Philippi in October 42 B.C. After the battle, Brutus committed suicide.
M. Junius Brutus
Moneyer M. Junius Brutus of the Roman Republic

Obverse: LIBERTAS, Head of Libertas facing right
Reverse: BRVTVS, The consul L. Junius Brutus walking left between two lictors preceded by an accensus
Ref: RSC Junia 31; BMC 3861; Syd. 906; C...
Obverse: head of Libertas right with hair rolled wearing drop pendant earring and necklace; LIBERTAS
Reverse: L. Junius Brutus between two lictors left, accensus in front of them; BRVTVS
Ref: Crawford 433/1, Sydenham 906, RSC I...