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Live auction - brm_519903 - CLAUDIA Denier

CLAUDIA Denier XF
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brm_519903
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Type : Denier
Date: 41 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 3,73 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large, bien centré. Joli droit. Patine de collection ancienne

Obverse


Obverse legend : C. CLODIVS C. F. .
Obverse description : Tête de Flora (Flore) à droite, coiffée d’une couronne florale ; derrière, un lis.
Obverse translation : “Caius Clodius Caii Filius”, (Caius Clodius fils de Caius).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VESTALIS.
Reverse description : Vestale voilée et drapée assise à gauche, tenant la kylix ou le cymbium (vase à deux anses à boire) de la main droite.
Reverse translation : “Vestalis”, (Vestalis).

Commentary


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de trente coins de droit et de trente-trois coins de revers. Cet exemplaire est en fait beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent paraître les ouvrages généraux. Multiples contremarques au droit.

Historical background


CLAUDIA

(41 BC) Caius Claudius Vestalis

In 41 BC, Lucius Antonius (brother of Mark Antony) and Publius Servilius were consuls. The new consul, driven by his sister, Fulvia, opposed Octave, while Marc-Antoine was in Asia. Lucius Antonius found himself trapped and besieged in Perugia, waiting for the help of his brother legions stationed in Gaul, which never arrived. The consul capitulated. The triumvir forgave him, sent to Spain as governor, Lucius Antonius died shortly after. Antoine Asia Minor, met Cleopatra at Tarsus. He followed in Egypt and accompanied Alexandria.

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