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Live auction - brm_553110 - ANNIA Denier

ANNIA Denier AU/AU
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2019/10/29 14:00:00
brm_553110
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Type : Denier
Date: 82-81 AC.
Mint name / Town : Espagne
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 4,03 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire légèrement décentré. Superbe revers, finement détaillé. Joli portrait à l’usure régulière. Patine gris foncé
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection Luc Corso

Obverse


Obverse legend : C. ANNIVS. T. F. T. N PRO COS. EX. S. C.
Obverse description : Tête féminine diadémée et drapée à droite avec boucles d'oreille et collier (Anna Perenna) ; devant, une ; derrière la tête, une lettre (N).
Obverse translation : "Caius Annius Titi Filius Titi Nepos Proconsul Ex Senatus Consulto", (Caius Annius, fils de Titus, petit-fils de Titus, proconsul, par décret du Sénat).

Reverse


Reverse legend : [L. FABI L. F.] À L'EXERGUE ; HISP Q AU-DESSUS DU BIGE.
Reverse description : Victoire dans un quadrige galopant à droite, brandissant une palme de la main droite et tenant les rênes de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Lucius Fabius Lucius filius Hispaniensis”, (Lucius Fabius Luc fils de l’espagnol).

Commentary


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de quinze coins de droit et de seize coins de revers. Il existe au total cinq types différents pour ce monétaire avec de nombreuses variantes.

Historical background


ANNIA

(82-81 BC) Caius Annius Luscus et Lucius Fabius Hispanensis

Cæcilius Caius Metellus received the consulate in 80 BC with Sylla. He was sent to Spain to fight Sertorius and there was acclaimed imperator (Plutarch, Ser. 22). He had to stay in Spain until 72 BC but was defeated in 79 AC. by Sertorius. Pompey was in turn sent to Spain, but Metellus and Pompey were defeated in turn in 76 BC by the troops of Sertorius. In 72 BC, Sertorius was assassinated and pacified Spain.

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