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Live auction - brm_579146 - CAECILIA Denier

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Estimate : 380 €
Price : 270 €
Maximum bid : 270 €
End of the sale : 28 July 2020 14:39:12
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 81 AC.
Mint name / Town : Italie du Nord
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,92 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, centré des deux côtés. Monnaie griffée devant le visage de la Piété. Très bel éléphant au revers. Patine grise de collection avec de légers reflets dorés


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


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).


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 88 coins de droit et de 98 coins de revers.

Historical background


(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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