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brm_523775 - BRUTUS Denier

BRUTUS Denier AU
750.00 €(Approx. 810.00$ | 630.00£)
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Type : Denier
Date: printemps-été
Date: 42 AC.
Mint name / Town : Lycie
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 3,88 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie légèrement décentré au droit mais bien centré au revers, éclaté à 9h. Plat à 1h au droit et à 10h au revers. Très jolie représentation du revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : LEIBERT[AS].
Obverse description : Tête de Libertas (la Liberté) à droite.
Obverse translation : “Libertas”, (La Liberté).

Reverse


Reverse legend : CAEPIO. BRV[TVS]. 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).

Commentary


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