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Live auction - brm_553798 - BRUTUS Denier

BRUTUS Denier AU
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brm_553798
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Type : Denier
Date: 54 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 2 h.
Weight : 4,06 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, ovale, bien centré. Superbe revers, finement détaillé. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection du Docteur Thierry de Craeker

Obverse


Obverse legend : LIBERTAS.
Obverse description : Tête de Libertas (la Liberté) à droite avec collier et boucle d’oreille ; le front orné d’un bijou.
Obverse translation : “Libertas”, (La Liberté).

Reverse


Reverse legend : BRVTVS À L'EXERGUE.
Reverse description : Le consul Lucius Junius Brutus l'Ancien marchant à gauche entre deux licteurs, précédé de l'accensus.
Reverse translation : “Brutus”, (Brutus).

Commentary


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 156 coins de droit et de 167 coins de revers.

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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