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Live auction - brm_579313 - AQUILLIA Denier serratus

AQUILLIA Denier serratus AU/AU
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brm_579313
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Type : Denier serratus
Date: 71 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 3,86 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire sur un flan idéalement centré. Superbe buste de Virtus. Agréable patine grise de collection avec de légers reflets bleutés et dorés
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la vente Gorny & Mosch d’octobre 2010, lot n° 1966a

Obverse


Obverse legend : III VIR/ VIRTVS.
Obverse description : Buste casqué de Virtus (la Virilité) à droite.
Obverse translation : “Triumviri/ Virtus”, (Triumvir, la Virilité).

Reverse


Reverse legend : (MN) AQVIL// (MN). F. (MN) N EN MONOGRAMMES ; SICIL À L'EXERGUE.
Reverse description : Guerrier debout à droite, tenant un bouclier de la main gauche et relevant une femme agenouillée à gauche.
Reverse translation : “Manius Aquillius, Manii Filius, Manii Nepos/ Sicilia”, (Manius Aquillius fils de Manius petit-fils de Manius/ Sicile).

Commentary


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 88 coins de droit et de 98 coins de revers.

Historical background


AQUILLIA

(71 BC) Manius Aquillius

In 71 BC, Crassus ended the revolt of Spartacus, which began in 73 BC Pompey crushed the remnants of slave bands and survivors were crucified. Publius Cornelius were consuls Lentulus Sura and Gnaeus Aufidius Orestes.

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