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Live auction - brm_743782 - ANTESTIA Denier

ANTESTIA Denier MS
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Estimate : 500 €
Price : 250 €
Maximum bid : 250 €
End of the sale : 07 June 2022 14:34:45
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Denier
Date: 136 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,87 g.
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire, idéalement centré des deux côtés. Très beau portrait de Rome ainsi qu’un revers finement détaillé. Patine grise de collection avec de légers reflets dorés

Obverse


Obverse legend : GRAG.
Obverse description : Tête de Rome à droite, coiffée du casque ailé ; sous le menton, marque (XVI) .
Obverse translation : “Gragulus”, (Gragulus).

Reverse


Reverse legend : ROMA À L'EXERGUE ; L. (ANTE)S EN MONOGRAMME SOUS LE QUADRIGE.
Reverse description : Jupiter dans un quadrige galopant à droite, tenant un sceptre long et les rênes de la main gauche et brandissant un foudre de la main droite.
Reverse translation : “Lucius Antestius// Roma”, (Lucius Antestius// Rome).

Historical background


ANTESTIA

(136 BC)

The Antestia gens is a family of plebeian origin. She became a patrician after her elevation by Octavian in 29 AC In 136 AC, Lucius Antestius Gragulus was triumvir monetalis..

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