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E-auction 501-412111 - brm_593761 - ACILIA Denier

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Estimate : 200 €
Price : 93 €
Maximum bid : 107 €
End of the sale : 21 November 2022 14:11:00
bidders : 16 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 49 AC.
Mint name / Town : Grèce ou Illyrie
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 3,55 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie légèrement décentrée au revers. Superbe portrait. Patine grise avec des reflets dorés


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


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).


Contremarque sur la joue au droit. 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


(49 BC)

The gens Acilia is a plebeian family of Rome. Manius Acilius is the son of Manius Acilius Glabrio and Æmilia, the daughter of Metella and Marcus Æmilius Scaurus. Metella marries Sylla in second marriage. She died in 82 BC. Æmilia was chosen to become Pompey's wife, although she was already married to Glabrio. She died in 81 BC.

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