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Live auction - brm_578740 - BAEBIA Denier

BAEBIA Denier MS/AU
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Estimate : 250 €
Price : 409 €
Maximum bid : 409 €
End of the sale : 28 July 2020 14:31:47
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 137 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 3,99 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle, bien centré des deux côtés. Portrait de Rome magnifique. Joli revers de style fin. Magnifique patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets mordorés et bleutés acier
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : TAMPIL.
Obverse description : Tête casquée de Rome à gauche ; sous le cou X .
Obverse translation : “Tampilus”, (Tampilus).

Reverse


Reverse legend : M. BAEBI. Q. F. À L'EXERGUE DANS UN CARTOUCHE ; ROMA AU-DESSUS DU CARTOUCHE.
Reverse description : Apollon debout dans un quadrige galopant à droite, tenant un arc, une flèche et les rênes de la main droite et une branche de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Marcus Bæbius Quinti filius// Roma”, (Marc Baebius, fils de Quintus// Rome).

Commentary


Pour ce denier, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 267 coins de droit et de 334 coins de revers pour six variétés de deniers.

Historical background


BAEBIA

(137 BC) Marcus Bæbius Tampilus

Marcus Aemilius Lepidus and Gaius Porcina Hostilius Mancinus are consuls in 137 BC The war raged in Hispania. The Celtibères revolted and pacification will take ten years. In 137, Decimus Brutus if progressing Lusitania, the consul Caius Hostilius Mancinus is beaten and forced to surrender. A temporary peace treaty is signed, then broken. The war ended with the decision of Numancia by Scipio Aemilianus in 133 BC In 137 BC, the "lex Cassia" makes it mandatory secret ballot during the trial.

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