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Live auction - brm_839104 - AUGUSTUS and CAIUS Denier

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Estimate : 2 500 €
Price : 1 950 €
Maximum bid : 1 950 €
End of the sale : 05 September 2023 14:28:55
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 19 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,54 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Magnifique portrait d’Auguste. Patine grise de collection


Obverse legend : CAESAR - AVGVSTVS.
Obverse description : Tête nue d'Auguste à droite (O°).
Obverse translation : “Cæsar Augustus”, (César Auguste).


Reverse legend : M. DVRMIVS III. VIR.
Reverse description : Lion dévorant un cerf à gauche.
Reverse translation : “Marcus Durmius Triumviri”, (Marcus Durmius triumvir).

Historical background


Caius was born in 20 BC. Son of Julie and Agrippa and grandson of Augustus, he was adopted by the latter in 17 BC with his brother born the same year. In 5 BC, the eldest Caius received the toga, "toga virilis", at the age of only fifteen. He was then admitted to the Senate and received with his brother the title of "Principes Iuventutis", princes of youth. In 1 BC, he married Liville, daughter of Nero Drusus and Antonia. He takes the consulship in 1 AD and is sent to the East on a tour of inspection. Seriously wounded at the siege of Artagira (2 AD), he died in 4 AD at Limyra (Lycia) as a result of his wounds.

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