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E-auction 300-218871 - CAECILIA Denier

CAECILIA Denier XF
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Estimate : 195 €
Price : 116 €
Maximum bid : 147 €
End of the sale : 14 January 2019 14:17:00
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 127 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 3,74 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale, légèrement décentré des deux côtés. Beau portrait de Rome. Frappe un peu molle au revers sur le bouclier. Jolie patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés

Obverse


Obverse legend : ROMA.
Obverse description : Tête casquée de Rome à droite, coiffée du casque ailé ; sous le menton, marque de valeur (XVI) en monogramme.
Obverse translation : “Roma”, (Rome).

Reverse


Reverse legend : M. METELLVS. Q. F..
Reverse description : Bouclier macédonien dans une couronne de laurier, orné en son centre d’une tête d’éléphant.
Reverse translation : “Marcus Metellus Quinti Filius”, (Marc Metellus fils de Quintus).

Commentary


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de quarante-quatre coins de droit et de cinquante-cinq coins de revers.

Historical background


Caecilia

(127 BC) Caius Cæcilius Metellus

In 127 BC, Lucius Cassius Longinus and Lucius Cornelius Cinna Ravilla were consuls. Caius Gracchus, was appointed quaestor in Sardinia.

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