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Twelve Caesars

When historian Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus set out to write biographies of Julius Caesar and his 11 successors [ The Twelve Caesars ], he had little idea that nearly two millennia later, that his work would continue to ignite the imagination of scholars, researchers, and collectors.

Suetonius’ De vita Caesarum (“About the Life of the Caesars”) is not the only source of information that we have about these 12 rulers of Rome, but it is the most compelling.

For collectors of coins from Ancient Rome, the work is an essential companion piece to what is, perhaps, the most popular area of collecting specialty.