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E-auction 417-328397 - AUGUSTUS Dupondius

AUGUSTUS Dupondius VF
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 83 €
Maximum bid : 152 €
End of the sale : 12 April 2021 14:17:00
bidders : 11 bidders
Type : Dupondius
Date: 15 AC
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 27,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 11,80 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable. Sans patine
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Ce texemplaire provient de ROME XIII, n° 367 et de la collection P. C

Obverse


Obverse legend : AVGVSTVS / TRIBVNIC / POTEST.
Obverse description : Légende en trois lignes dans une couronne de chêne.
Obverse translation : “Augustus Tribunicia Potestas”, (Auguste revêtu de la Puissance Tribunitienne).

Reverse


Reverse legend : CN. PISO CN. F. III. VIR. A A A F F.
Reverse description : Légende autour de SC.
Reverse translation : “Cnaeus Piso Cnaei Filius Triumvir Auro, Argento, Aere Flando Feriundo/ Senatus Consulto”, (Cnaeus Pison fils de Cnaeus magistrat en charge de la préparation des flans et de la frappe des monnaies d’or, d’argent et de bronze/ avec l’accord du Sénat).

Commentary


Poids léger. Exmplaire en orichalque.

Historical background


AUGUSTE

(01/16/27 -19/08/14 BC AD) Caius Julius Cæsar Augustus

16 BC

Auguste completely reorganized the coinage. The aureus is worth 25 silver denarii or 100 or 400 sesterces as bronze. The ace struck under Augustus seems to 1/30th book (1 pound weight = 325 g). The manufacturing organization is the responsibility of the Senate and the direction of monetary triumvirs "Triumvirate Auro, Argento, airy Flando Feriundo" responsible for the preparation of blanks and minting.

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