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Live auction - brm_463400 - CORNELIA Denier

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Estimate : 700 €
Price : 400 €
Maximum bid : 500 €
End of the sale : 06 March 2018 15:25:47
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Denier
Date: 49 AC.
Mint name / Town : Sicile ou Illyrie
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 2 h.
Weight : 3,88 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie techniquement superbe mais petit plat à 3 heures, visible également au revers à 9 heures. Droit d’une qualité remarquable. Patine grise
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection Robert Couet


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Triskèle avec au centre, une tête ailée de Méduse de face ; entre les jambes des épis.


Reverse legend : L(EN)T - (MAR)/ COS .
Reverse description : Jupiter nu debout à droite, tenant un foudre de la main droite et un aigle de la main gauche ; dans le champ à droite, une tête de harpon.
Reverse translation : “Lentulus - Marcellus/ Consules”, (Lentulus Marcellus consuls).


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation inférieure à trente coins de droit et à trente-trois coins de revers pour deux variétés différentes de ce type qui est en fait plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background


(49 BC) Lucius Cornelius Lentulus - Caius Claudius Marcellus

Lucius Cornelius Lentulus and Gaius Claudius Marcellus were the two consuls of 49 BC Pompey Supporters they left Rome and took refuge in Sicily, and at Dyrrachium in Illyria. Lentulus went to Asia Minor to raise troops for Pompey and was present at the battle of Pharsalus (48 BC). He followed Pompey to Egypt, was arrested and put to death by order of Ptolemy. Marcellus ordered a portion of the Pompeian fleet stationed in Rhodes in 48 BC Gaius Claudius Marcellus was the brother of Marcus Claudius Marcellus, who was consul in 51 BC.

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