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Live auction - brm_564558 - BRUTUS Denier

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Estimate : 650 €
Price : 360 €
Maximum bid : 360 €
End of the sale : 28 January 2020 14:29:44
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: printemps-été
Date: 42 AC.
Mint name / Town : Lycie
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 3,67 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan légèrement décentré mais la monnaie reste bien lisible. Usure régulière. Joli revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : LEIBERTAS.
Obverse description : Tête de Libertas (la Liberté) à droite.
Obverse translation : “Libertas”, (La Liberté).


Reverse legend : CAEPIO. BRVTVS. PRO. [COS].
Reverse description : Lyre entre un carquois à gauche et une branche de laurier à droite.
Reverse translation : “Quintus Cæpio Brutus Pro Consuli", (Quintus Caepio Brutus proconsul).


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 30 coins de droit et de 33 coins de revers.

Historical background


(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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