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Live auction - brm_749468 - CASSIA Denier

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Estimate : 600 €
Price : 320 €
Maximum bid : 340 €
End of the sale : 06 December 2022 14:35:49
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Denier
Date: 78 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,58 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan légèrement décentré au revers. Portrait de toute beauté au droit. Patine grise de collection


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête imberbe de Bacchus (Liber) à droite, coiffée de la couronne de vigne avec un thyrse transversal sur l’épaule.


Reverse legend : L. CASSI. Q. F.
Reverse description : Tête de Proserpine (Libera) à gauche, coiffée de la couronne de vigne.
Reverse translation : “Lucius Cassius Quinti Filius”, (Lucius Cassius fils de Quintus).

Historical background


(78 BC)

It seems that Lucius Cassius Longinus was a member of the gens Cassia who was praetor in 66 BC Candidate consulate for 63 BC, he was included in the conspiracy of Catiline denounced by Cicero and which he was executed in 60 BC.

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