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Live auction - brm_340997 - CONSIDIA Denier

CONSIDIA Denier AU
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Estimate : 750 €
Price : 750 €
Maximum bid : 750 €
End of the sale : 03 December 2014 14:51:08
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 57 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : + 950 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,88 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale, bien centré des deux côtés à l’usure superficielle. Belle tête de Vénus. Représentation historiquement importante au revers. Patine grise avec des reflets dorés
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection de M. Robert Couet

Obverse


Obverse legend : C. CONSIDI. NONIANI/ S.C.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé et drapé de Vénus Erycina avec collier et boucles d’oreille.
Obverse translation : “Caius Considius Nonianus/ Senatus Consulto”, (Caius Considius Nonianus/ Senatus Consulto).

Reverse


Reverse legend : ERVC.
Reverse description : Vue du temple de Vénus Erycina sur un promontoire, entouré d’une enceinte avec une porte centrale surmontée de deux tourelles .
Reverse translation : “Erucina”, (Érycina).

Commentary


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 10 coins de droit et de 11 coins de revers. Ce type est en fait beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background


CONSIDIA

(57 BC) Caius Considius Nonianus

In 57 BC, Publius Cornelius Lentulus Sphinther and Quintus Metellus Cæcilius are consuls. Caesar campaigned in Gaul. To victories on the Helvetii and Germans of Ariovistus in 58 BC, there are those on the Belgians and Nerviens the following year. Caesar takes his winter quarters in Vaison. In Rome, Publius Clodius, the tribune of 58 BC which had opposed the triumvirate of Pompey, Crassus and Caesar is assassinated by Milon during riots that bloody Urbs. Pompey ensures the plebs by making distributions of wheat. Cicero, exiled, returned to Rome.

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