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Live auction - brm_578745 - ACILIA Denier

ACILIA Denier AU/AU
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Estimate : 350 €
Price : 399 €
Maximum bid : 600 €
End of the sale : 28 July 2020 14:33:47
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 130 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,88 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan légèrement décentré au revers. Très beau portrait, bien venu à la frappe. Revers de style fin. Jolie patine de collection ancienne gris foncé
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la liste Burgan 19 (1990) n° 71

Obverse


Obverse legend : M. ACILIVS. M. F. SUR LE BORD EXTÉRIEUR.
Obverse description : Tête casquée de Rome à droite ; derrière, marque de valeur (XVI) en monogramme ; le tout sur un bouclier.
Obverse translation : “Marcus Acilius Marci filius”, (Marc Acilius fils de Marc).

Reverse


Reverse legend : ROMA À L'EXERGUE.
Reverse description : Hercule, nu debout dans un quadrige au pas à droite, tenant la massue de la main droite, les rênes et un trophée de la main gauche.

Commentary


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de trente-huit coins de droit et de quarante-sept coins de revers.

Historical background


ACILIA

(130 BC) Marcus Acilius

The choice of monetary type is perhaps no stranger to the victory won in Asia Minor Perpena Marcus, one of the two consuls, on Aristonicus who had revolted in 132 BC by claiming daughter of Attalus III, the last king of Pergamum who had bequeathed his kingdom to the Romans. Indeed, the victory of the consul spent the Roman victory over the Greeks of Asia Minor revolted. Lucius Cornelius Lentulus was consul the second this year.

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