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brm_629865 - POSTUMIA Denier

POSTUMIA Denier XF
150.00 €(Approx. 181.50$ | 130.50£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 74 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,94 g.
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Usure régulière. Joli buste. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste de Diane à droite, les cheveux retenus par un petit chignon tiré en arrière ; le carquois sur l'épaule.

Reverse


Reverse legend : C. POSTVMI.
Reverse description : Chien (lévrier) courant à droite ; au-dessous, une lance.
Reverse translation : “Caius Postumius”, (Caius Postumius).

Commentary


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 192 coins de droit et de 213 coins de revers .

Historical background


POSTUMIA

(74 BC) Caius Postumius

Lucius Licinius Lucullus and Marcus Aurelius Cotta were consuls in 74 BC The civil war raging in Spain, where Pompey can not overcome Sertorius. Mithridates VI declares war on Rome and invaded Bithynia. Lucullus was given command of operations in Asia. Nicomedes IV of Bithynia died and his kingdom back to Rome. The province of Cyrenaica is established.

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