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Live auction - brm_622122 - APPULEIA Denier

APPULEIA Denier AU/AU
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2021/01/26 14:00:00
brm_622122
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Type : Denier
Date: 104 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 3,92 g.
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire, centré. Joli revers finement détaillé. Patine grise avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête casquée de Rome à gauche.

Reverse


Reverse legend : L. SATVRN.
Reverse description : Saturne dans un quadrige galopant à gauche, brandissant une harpe de la main droite et les rênes de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Lucius Appuleius Saturninus”, (Lucius Appuleius Saturninus).

Commentary


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 370 coins de droit et de 462 coins de revers pour deux variétés. C’est l’un des deniers républicains les plus courants du monnayage avec une production dépassant certainement le million de deniers frappés.

Historical background


APPULEIA

(104 BC) Lucius Appuleius Saturninus

Marius, who was consul that year with Gaius Flavius ​​Fimbria, reorganized the army, did vote "lex Domitia of sacerdotiis" which provided for the election of priestly colleges. A second slave revolt ravaged Sicily. Lucius Appuleius Quaestor was about to present itself as tribune of the plebs and present demagogic laws to serve its interests.

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