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Live auction - brm_422053 - CORNELIA Denier

CORNELIA Denier AU
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Estimate : 550 €
Price : 810 €
Maximum bid : 820 €
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 14:33:24
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 56 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,04 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale et idéalement centré des deux cotés. Très beau style avec un remarquable buste et un joli revers. Patine grise de collection ancienne aux reflets dorés
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection O.B

Obverse


Obverse legend : S. C.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, diadémé et drapé de Vénus à droite vu de trois quarts en arrière avec le sceptre sur l'épaule.
Obverse translation : “Senatus Consulto”, (Avec l’accord du Sénat).

Reverse


Reverse legend : (FAVSTVS) EN MONOGRAMME À L'EXERGUE.
Reverse description : Trois trophées entre un capis (vase) et un lituus.
Reverse translation : “Faustus”, (Faustus).

Commentary


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation inférieure à trente coins de droit et inférieure à trente-trois coins pour le revers. Ce denier est en fait beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent paraître les ouvrages généraux. Dans les trésors, seules neuf pièces ont été relevées provenant des dépôts de Casaleone (1 ex.), de San Giulamo (1 ex.), d’Alvignano (4 ex.), d’Avvetrana (2 ex.) et de Gallignano (1 ex.).

Historical background


CORNELIA

(56 BC) Faustus Cornelius Sylla

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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