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E-auction 392-304982 - AFRANIA Denier

AFRANIA Denier VF
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Estimate : 50 €
Price : 31 €
Maximum bid : 31 €
End of the sale : 19 October 2020 14:33:00
bidders : 10 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 150 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,23 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan irrégulier à l’usure très importante, identifiable. Patine de collection ancienne

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête casquée de Rome à droite ; derrière X.

Reverse


Reverse legend : SAFRA// ROMA.
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) dans un bige allant à droite, tenant un fouet de la main droite et les rênes de la gauche.
Reverse translation : "Spurius Afrania// Roma", (Spurius Afrania// Rome).

Commentary


Poids léger. Petite contremarque sur le visage. Pour ce denier, M. Crawford donne une estimation de 76 coins de droit et de 95 coins de revers. Ce type semble en fait plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background


Afrania

(150 BC) S. Afranius

In 151 BC the consuls L. Lucullus and Lucinius A. Postumius Albinus were thrown into prison by the tribunes of the plebs. The consuls for the year 150 BC are T. Quinctius Flaminus Acilius and Mr. Balbus. Masinissa in Africa, attacks Carthage finally declared war in 151 BC The Carthaginians fought the following year. The Romans intervened and finally declared war on their eternal rival, Carthage.

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