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Live auction - brm_623232 - ANTESTIA Denier

ANTESTIA Denier AU
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Estimate : 200 €
Price : 310 €
Maximum bid : 310 €
End of the sale : 27 April 2021 14:41:11
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 136 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,89 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire quasi SUP avec un très beau droit et une jolie patine de collection. Coup à 6 heures

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) Lucius Antestius Gragulus

Law "lex Gabinia" had introduced the use of ballot boxes for the elections from 139 BC The "lex Cassia" emits the same obligation for the courts, ensuring fairness judgments. In 136 BC, L. Furius and Sextus Philus Atilius Serranus are consuls.

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