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Live auction - brm_466521 - CAECILIA Denier

CAECILIA Denier AU
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2018/01/30 14:00:00
brm_466521
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Type : Denier
Date: 81 AC.
Mint name / Town : Italie du Nord
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,82 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale parfaitement centré des deux côtés. Magnifique tête de la Piété. Joli revers bien venu à la frappe. Belle patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés. Conserve la plus grande partie de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection Niels

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de Pietas (la Piété) diadémée à droite ; devant le visage une cigogne.

Reverse


Reverse legend : Q. C. M. P. I. À L’EXERGUE.
Reverse description : Éléphant d’Afrique passant à gauche.
Reverse translation : “Quintus Cæcilius Metellus Pius Imperator”, (Quintus Caecilius Métellus Pieux Imperator).

Commentary


Grosse tête avec une contremarque. Rayures au revers. Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 88 coins de droit et de 98 coins de revers. Ce type semble plus rare que ne le laissent paraître les ouvrages généraux et se rencontre moins souvent que celui avec les instruments pontificaux.

Historical background


Caecilia

(81 BC) Quintus Cæcilius Metellus Pius

Quintus Metellus Cæcilius is the son of Quintus Cæcilius Numidicus. He began his career in Africa during the war against Jugurtha Marius. Pontiff in 97 BC, praetor in 89 BC Grand Pontiff 82 BC, joined Sulla, he shared the consulship with it. Proconsul in Spain between 79 and 72 BC, he was defeated by Sertorius in 79, then 76 BC when he shared command with Pompey. Sertorius was finally assassinated in 72 BC He shared the Triumph in 71 BC Pompey.

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