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Live auction - brm_612475 - CAECILIA Denier

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Estimate : 400 €
Price : 230 €
Maximum bid : 230 €
End of the sale : 08 September 2020 14:41:46
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 130 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 3,84 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire, légèrement décentré au revers. Portrait de Rome de toute beauté. Joli revers. Patine grise de collection avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection J. H


Obverse legend : Q. (ME)(TE) EN MONOGRAMME.
Obverse description : Tête casquée de Rome à droite ; sous le menton, marque de valeur (XVI).
Obverse translation : “Quintus Metellus”, (Quintus Metellus).


Reverse legend : ROMA À L'EXERGUE.
Reverse description : Jupiter dans un quadrige passant au pas à droite, tenant une palme de la main droite, un foudre et les rênes de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Roma”, (Rome).


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 55 coins de droit et de 69 coins de revers.

Historical background


(130 BC) Quintus Cæcilius Metellus

In 130 BC, L. Cornelius Lentulus and M. Perpena were consuls. Appius Claudius Pulcher was consul suffect. In Asia, Roman armies are beaten by Leuca Aristonicus who revolted after the death of Attalus III in 133 BC.

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