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Live auction - brm_873846 - BRUTUS Denier

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Type : Denier
Date: 54 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 3,94 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Très joli dernier sur un flan centré. Quelques plats de frappe mais de beaux portraits des deux côtés, l’état est presque SUP. Belle patine grise aux reflets dorés et bleutés


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


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


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


(85-42 BC)

Brutus first chooses Pompey against Caesar. After Pharsalus (48 BC), the dictator forgives and adopts Brutus. This plots against Caesar and participates in his assassination on the Ides of March (March 15, 44 BC). He then retired to Macedonia. Having gathered his troops with those of Cassius, he confronts Marc Antoine and Octave at Philippi in 42 BC. Defeated, he commits suicide.

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