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Live auction - brm_364727 - BRUTUS Denier

BRUTUS Denier AU
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Estimate : 1 200 €
Price : 1 200 €
Maximum bid : 1 250 €
End of the sale : 29 September 2015 14:48:27
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 54 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 3,96 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale, parfaitement centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis complets. Beaux portraits de Brutus l’Ancien et d’Ahala. Jolie patine de médaillier avec des reflets mordorés
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la vente Vinchon du 27 octobre 2000, n° 283 et de la collection François Charrin

Obverse


Obverse legend : BRVTVS.
Obverse description : Tête nue et barbue de Brutus l'ancien à droite.
Obverse translation : “Brutus”, (Brutus).

Reverse


Reverse legend : AHALA.
Reverse description : Tête nue et barbue d'Ahala à droite.
Reverse translation : “Ahala”, (Ahala).

Commentary


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 150 coins de droit et de 167 coins de revers. Les auteurs du Catàlogo ont relevé deux variétés en fonction de l’épaisseur de la barbe d’Ahala et de la largeur du buste.

Historical background


BRUTUS

(85-42 BC) Marcus Junius Brutus (Quintus Cæpio Brutus)

Brutus had first chosen Pompey against Caesar. After Pharsalus (48 BC), the dictator pardoned Brutus and adopted. It conspired against Caesar and participated in his assassination on the Ides of March (15 March 44 BC). He then retired in Macedonia. Having gathered his troops with those of Cassius, he faced Marc Antony and Octavian at Philippi in 42 BC Defeated, he committed suicide. Deeply Republican, he embodies the unfortunate hero versus Octave, the computer (Shakespeare).

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