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Live auction - brm_623994 - CORDIA Denier

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Estimate : 500 €
Price : 681 €
Maximum bid : 681 €
End of the sale : 09 March 2021 14:45:37
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 46 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 3,61 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, légèrement décentré au droit. Quelques faiblesses. Superbe revers avec un petit Cupidon magnifique. Patine grise de collection avec des reflets dorés
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection J. H


Obverse legend : RVFVS. S. C.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée de Vénus à droite avec boucle d’oreille et collier.
Obverse translation : “Rufus Senatus Consulto”, (Rufus avec l’accord du Sénat).


Reverse description : Petit personnage ailé (Cupidon) chevauchant un dauphin nageant à droite.
Reverse translation : “Manius Cordius”, (Manius Cordius).


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 108 coins de droit et de 120 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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