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Live auction - brm_617478 - ABURIA Denier

ABURIA Denier AU
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Estimate : 200 €
Price : 125 €
Maximum bid : 140 €
End of the sale : 24 January 2023 14:24:54
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Denier
Date: 132 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 3,84 g.
Coments on the condition:
Flan large et bien centré des deux côtés. Joli portrait. Fine usure superficielle. Patine grise
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection J. H

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).

Historical background


ABURIA

(132 BC)

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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