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Live auction - brm_912668 - ATILIA Denier

ATILIA Denier AU
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Estimate : 400 €
Price : 230 €
Maximum bid : 255 €
End of the sale : 09 July 2024 14:26:46
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 148 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,93 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire sur un flan idéalement centré des deux côtés. Portrait finement détaillé. Joli revers, bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise avec de légers reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : SAR(AN).
Obverse description : Tête casquée de Rome à droite ; devant X.
Obverse translation : “Saranus”, (Saranus).

Reverse


Reverse legend : ROMA À L'EXERGUE DANS UN CARTOUCHE ; M. ATILI AU-DESSUS DU CARTOUCHE.
Reverse description : Les Dioscures, Castor et Pollux (Les Gémeaux) à cheval, galopant à droite, nus avec le manteau flottant sur l'épaule, coiffés d'un bonnet surmonté d'une étoile, tenant chacun une javeline.
Reverse translation : “Marcus Atilius// Roma”, (Marc Atilius// Rome).

Historical background


ATILIA

(148 BC)

In 148 BC, Sp. Postumius Albinus Magnus and L. Calpurnius Piso Caesonius were consuls. The Third Punic War began the previous year. Cato the Elder died before his dream of the destruction of Carthage came true. In 148, the consul Calpurnius Piso continued the siege of the African metropolis, while Andriscus, who claimed to be the son of Perseus, was beaten in Macedonia by Quintus Caecilius Metellus who took the nickname Macedonian. The Via Postumia connects Aquileia to Verona and Cremona.

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