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Live auction - brm_495045 - CAECILIA Denier

CAECILIA Denier AU
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Estimate : 650 €
Price : 380 €
Maximum bid : 380 €
End of the sale : 31 July 2018 14:27:46
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Denier
Date: 81 AC.
Mint name / Town : Italie du Nord
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 3,85 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré avec le grènetis visible au droit. Belle tête de Pietas au droit. Joli revers de style fin. Belle patine de médaillier avec des reflets mordorés

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : IMPER À L’EXERGUE.
Reverse description : Capis et lituus tourné à gauche ; le tout dans une couronne d’olivier.
Reverse translation : “Imperator”, (Imperator).

Commentary


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de trente coins de droit et de trente-trois coins de revers. Ce type semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

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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