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.
Reverse: BRVTVS, The consul L. Junius Brutus walking left between two lictors preceded by an accensus
Die Orientation: 6 H
Weight: 3.43 g
Reverse: L. Junius Brutus between two lictors left, accensus in front of them; BRVTVS
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.9 g