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Live auction - brm_466431 - CORDIA Denier

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Estimate : 720 €
Price : 420 €
Maximum bid : 420 €
End of the sale : 06 March 2018 15:29:47
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Denier
Date: 46 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 3,99 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale, bien centré des deux côtés. Joli droit avec un petit plat de frappe sur la chouette. Très belle égide au revers. Patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés. Conserve la plus grande partie de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection C. Oliva


Obverse legend : RVFVS.
Obverse description : Casque corinthien à droite, surmonté d’une chouette debout à droite.
Obverse translation : “Rufus”, (Rufus).


Reverse legend : (MN). CORDIVS.
Reverse description : Égide avec tête de Méduse en son centre.
Reverse translation : “Manius Cordius”, (Manius Cordius).


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 51 coins de droit et de 57 coins de revers.

Historical background


(46 BC) Manius Cordius Rufus

Caesar returned to Rome, undertook a major program of public building with the Temple of Liberty, dedicated "to the victories of Caesar." Temple of Bliss was under construction. It will be signed by Lepidus in 45 or 44 BC when Caesar began producing the temple of Venus Genetrix (Regio VIII) in the center of the new Forum of Caesar.

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