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Live auction - brm_744151 - CORNELIA Denier

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Estimate : 500 €
Price : 250 €
Maximum bid : 250 €
End of the sale : 07 June 2022 14:42:31
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Denier
Date: 56 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 3,84 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré à l’usure régulière. Joli revers ainsi qu’un portrait agréable. Patine grise


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)

The Cornelia gens is an important patrician family of Rome. Faustus is a faithful ally of Pompey. After Caesar crossed the Rubicon in 49 BC, he follows his father-in-law to Greece and is one of his loyal lieutenants. After Pharsalus (48 AC.), he joined the Pompeian forces in Africa and was defeated by Caesar at Thapsus where Cato the Younger was killed. Faustus flees with Juba, king of Mauretania, is captured alive, but put to death by the troops. Caesar spares his wife and children.

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