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Live auction - brm_826334 - CORNELIA Denier

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Type : Denier
Date: 56 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,78 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle pour ce type. Très beau revers, finement détaillé. Belle patine grise de collection avec des reflets dorés


Obverse legend : FEELIX (SIC !).
Obverse description : Buste imberbe diadémé d’Hercule à droite, lé léonté nouée sur le cou.
Obverse translation : “Felix”, (Chanceux).


Reverse legend : FAVSTVS.
Reverse description : Diane dans un bige galopant à droite, coiffée d’un croissant et d’un nimbe, drapée et ailée, tenant les rênes de la main gauche et un lituus de la main droite ; au-dessus, deux étoiles à six rais centrée ; une autre étoile à six rais.
Reverse translation : “Faustus” (Faustus).


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation inférieure à trente coins de droit et inférieure à trente-trois coins pour le revers .

Historical background


(56 BC)

Faustus was a faithful ally of Pompey. After crossing the Rubicon by Caesar in 49 BC, he followed his father in Greece and was one of his faithful lieutenants. After Pharsalia (48 AC)., He joined the Pompeian forces in Africa and was defeated by Caesar Thapsus where the young Cato was killed. Faustus fled with Juba, king of Mauretania, was captured alive, but killed by the troops. Caesar spared his wife and children.

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