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Live auction - brm_763692 - CAECILIA Denier

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Estimate : 550 €
Price : 360 €
Maximum bid : 370 €
End of the sale : 06 September 2022 14:34:01
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 81 AC.
Mint name / Town : Italie du Nord
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 4,04 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré avec de légèrement faiblesses. Superbe revers, finement détaillé ainsi qu’un très beau portrait de la Piété au droit. Patine grise


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


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).


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de trente coins de droit et de trente-trois coins de revers.

Historical background


(81 BC)

Quintus Caecilius Metellus is the son of Quintus Caecilius Numidicus. He began his career in Africa during the war against Jugurtha with Marius. Pontiff in 97 BC, praetor in 89 BC, grand pontiff in 82 BC, he joined Sylla and shared the consulate with him. Proconsul in Spain between 79 and 72 BC, he was beaten by Sertorius in 79, then in 76 BC when he shared command with Pompey. Sertorius is finally assassinated in 72 BC He shares the triumph in 71 BC with Pompey.

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