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Live auction - brm_618221 - CASSIA Denier

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Estimate : 400 €
Price : 500 €
Maximum bid : 500 €
End of the sale : 09 March 2021 14:39:49
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 55 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 10 h.
Weight : 4,05 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée des deux côtés. Très joli revers finement détaillé. Joli portrait. Patine grise de collection
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection J. H


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée du Génie du peuple romain, les cheveux longs ; derrière, un sceptre.


Reverse legend : Q. CASSIVS.
Reverse description : Aigle debout à droite sur un foudre, les ailes déployées, entre un lituus dans le champ à gauche et un capis (vase) dans le champ à droite.
Reverse translation : “Quintus Cassius”, (Quintus Cassius).


Contremarque au droit dans le champ à droite. Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 126 coins de droit et de 140 coins de revers.

Historical background


(55 BC) Quintus Cassius Longinus

This money, perhaps a cousin of Caius Cassius, one of the main killers of Caesar, is mentioned by Cicero in a letter to Atticus. Cassius Longinus was quaestor in 52 BC, chosen by Pompey, and he fills his office along with Mark Antony, Caesar candidate while Pompey was Consul Metellus Scipio with. Tribune of the plebs in 49 BC, again with Marc Antoine, a supporter of Pompey, Caesar rallied Quintus Cassius Longinus and had to flee Rome in 49 BC disguised as a slave. He then followed Caesar in Greece and Spain and was an important command he did not show himself worthy and had to flee like a thief.

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