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Live auction - brm_604200 - CASSIA Denier

CASSIA Denier AU
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2020/10/27 14:00:00
brm_604200
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Type : Denier
Date: 63 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 3,93 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan large et bien centré. Joli revers ainsi qu’un très beau portrait au droit. Patine grise de collection avec des reflets dorés

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête voilée de Vesta à gauche ; derrière, la kylix ou le cymbium (coupe à deux anses à boire) et devant, marque de contrôle A.

Reverse


Reverse legend : LONGIN. III. V.
Reverse description : Citoyen debout à gauche, déposant un bulletin de vote inscrit V "Vti rogas" dans une ciste qui sert d'urne.
Reverse translation : “Longinus triumvir”, (Longinus triumvir monétaire).

Commentary


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 94 coins de droit et de 104 coins de revers.

Historical background


CASSIA

(63 BC) Lucius Cassius Longinus

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 Lucius Cassius Longinus which was executed in 60 BC In 63 BC, Cicero takes the consulate and defends Murena "Pro Murena". Caesar was elected "Pontifex Maximus" (supreme pontiff). Octavian, Caesar's nephew, was born at Thurii. It is also the liquidation of the conspiracy of Catiline by Cicero, "In Catilinam". Catiline died the following year. Mithridates VI of Pontus, was murdered or committed suicide after the betrayal of his son Pharnace. The bridge became a Roman province. Pompey took Jerusalem after a siege of three months.

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