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Live auction - brm_551365 - AUGUSTUS Dupondius

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Estimate : 350 €
Price : 200 €
Maximum bid : 200 €
End of the sale : 29 October 2019 14:35:16
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Dupondius
Date: 37-41
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 28 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 12,25 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur flan bien centré des deux côtés. Joli portrait ainsi qu’un revers agréable au métal légèrement piqué, de manière uniforme. Patine marron
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : DIVVS. AVGVSTVS/ S|C.
Obverse description : Tête radiée du divin Auguste à gauche ; S C de part et d’autre de la tête (O1).
Obverse translation : “Divus Augustus / Senatus Consulto” (Divin Auguste / Par décret du Sénat).


Reverse legend : CONSENSV. SENAT. ET. EQ. ORDIN. P.Q.R..
Reverse description : Caligula (?) assis à gauche sur une chaise curule, tenant dans la main droite une branche de laurier et dans la gauche un globe.
Reverse translation : “Consensus Senatus et Equestri Ordini Populus que Romanus” (Avec l’accord du Sénat, de l’Ordre équestre et du peuple romain).


Rubans de type 3.

Historical background


(19 August 14)

Return of Caligula

Augustus died August 19, 14 AD Nola. He was immediately deified by the Senate. Caligula, by accessing the power, wants to remind his ancestry. He is the great-grand-son of Augustus by his mother Agrippina the former.

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