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Live auction - brm_552306 - ACILIA Denier

ACILIA Denier MS/AU
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brm_552306
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Type : Denier
Date: 49 AC.
Mint name / Town : Grèce ou Illyrie
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,04 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire sur un flan légèrement décentré au droit mais bien centré au revers. Superbe portrait de la Santé, finement détaillé. Petite faiblesse sur la tête de la Santé au revers. La monnaie a conservée une partie de son coupant d’origine, notamment au droit. Patine grise

Obverse


Obverse legend : SALVTIS.
Obverse description : Tête de Salus (la Santé) laurée à droite.
Obverse translation : “Salutis”, (de la Santé).

Reverse


Reverse legend : (MN) ACILIVS/ III VIR VALE(TV).
Reverse description : Valetudo (la Santé) debout à gauche, appuyée sur une colonne de la main gauche et tenant un serpent de la main droite.
Reverse translation : “Manius Acilius Triumviri Valetudinis”, (Manius Acilius triumvir monétaire Valetudo).

Commentary


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 651 coins de droit et de 723 coins de revers ce qui pourrait correspondre à une fabrication totale comprise entre un million et demi et trois millions de deniers. C’est l’un des types monétaires qui permit de financer le parti sénatorial au début de l’année 49 avant J.-C. quand ce dernier rejoignit Pompée qui avait quitté Rome.

Historical background


ACILIA

(49 BC) Manius Acilius Glabrio

Manius Acilius is the son of Manius Acilius Glabrio and Æmilia, the daughter of Marcus Aemilius Metella and Scaurus. Metella Sylla married his second wife. She died in 82 BC Æmilia was chosen to become the wife of Pompey, although already married Glabrio. She died in 81 BC Glabrio father was consul 67 BC and governor of Pontus and Bithynia in 66. According to the mint, Glabrio was monetary (Triumvir monetales) in 49 BC or 50 according to the work of Mr. Harlan. It seems to have belonged to the Pompeian party.

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