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Murder of Julius Caeser May Sell for $2 Million

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An ancient Roman coin commemorating the assassination of Julius Caesar could sell for more than $2 million

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when it hits the auction block in May

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According to Numismatica Ars Classica, the rare-coin auction house conducting the sale

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The gold piece, slightly smaller than a U.S. quarter, is more than two thousand years old

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“It's priceless, but it still has a price tag,” said Arturo Russo, managing director of Numismatica Ars Classica

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who is depicted on the front of the artifact

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Rome’s freedom from Caesar’s tyranny is represented by the “cap of liberty” in-between the daggers

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The coin is thought to have been worn by one of Caesar’s murderers, a high-ranking official of the time after the dictator’s death on March 15, 44BC