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Live auction - brm_578744 - ABURIA Denier

ABURIA Denier AU/MS
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Estimate : 280 €
Price : 420 €
Maximum bid : 509 €
End of the sale : 28 July 2020 14:33:17
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 132 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 3,96 g.
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire, idéalement centré. Superbe revers, bien venu à la frappe. Agréable patine grise de collection avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de Rauch, vente de mai 2010, lot n° 446

Obverse


Obverse legend : GEM.
Obverse description : Tête casquée de Rome à droite ; sous le menton, marque de valeur (XVI) en monogramme.
Obverse translation : “Geminus”, (Geminus).

Reverse


Reverse legend : ROMA À L'EXERGUE DANS UN CARTOUCHE ; M. (AB)(VR)I AU-DESSUS DU CARTOUCHE.
Reverse description : Sol radié, le manteau flottant dans un quadrige galopant à droite, tenant un fouet de la main droite, les rênes de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Marcus Aburius// Roma”, (Marcus Aburius// Rome).

Commentary


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 101 coins de droit et de 126 coins de revers.

Historical background


ABURIA

(132 BC) Marcus Aburius Geminus

Caius and Marcus Aburius would be the son of Marcus Aburius, tribune of the Plebs in 185 BC The money Caius Aburius are dated 134 BC and those of Marcus Aburius 132 BC . For this reason, the two brothers have received the title of Geminus (Twin) reminiscent Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome, sometimes represented as the Dioscuri, Castor and Pollux.

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