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Live auction - brm_617456 - ANTESTIA Denier

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Type : Denier
Date: 146 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,86 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de toute beauté sur un flan idéalement centré des deux côtés. Magnifique portrait de Rome ainsi qu’un revers bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise de collection
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection J. H


Obverse legend : C. (ANTE)S-TI.
Obverse description : Tête de Rome à droite, casquée ; X sous le menton.


Reverse legend : ROMA À L'EXERGUE.
Reverse description : Les Dioscures, Castor et Pollux (les Gémeaux) à cheval, galopant à droite ; ils sont cuirassés avec le manteau flottant sur l’épaule, coiffés d’un bonnet surmonté d’une étoile, tenant chacun une javeline ; sous les chevaux, un chien.

Historical background


(146 BC) Caius Antestius

In 146 BC Gnaeus Cornelius Lentulus and Lucius are Memmius consuls. This year sees the end of the siege of Carthage and the destruction of the great African metropolis while its population was massacred or enslaved. The province of Africa is established. A conflict between the Romans to members of the Achaean confederacy. Diaeus is defeated by the consul Lucius Memmius Corinth who seizes and destroys the city. This year also marks the end of the insurgency in Macedonia and the elimination of Andriscus who claimed the son of Perseus. Macedonia is also reduced by province and definitively lost its autonomy.

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