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Live auction - brm_520868 - CORNELIA Denier

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Estimate : 250 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 29 January 2019 14:18:00
Type : Denier
Date: 88 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 17,50 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 3,72 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan avec un superbe droit et un joli revers. Patine grise de collection ancienne


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste héroïque casqué de Mars à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière, tenant une lance transversale et le parazonium dont seule l’extrémité est visible.


Reverse legend : CN. LENTVL À L’EXERGUE.
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) dans un bige galopant à droite, tenant une couronne de la main droite et les rênes de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Cnæus [Cornelius] Lentulus”, (Cneius Cornelius Lentulus).


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 615 coins de droit et de 683 coins de revers représentant une production totale comprise entre un et demi et deux millions de deniers.

Historical background


(88 BC) Cnæus Cornelius Lentulus Marcellinus

Gnaeus Cornelius Lentulus Marcellinus was Quaestor in Spain between 76 and 72 BC to fight Sertorius. He served with Pompey in 67 in the war against the pirates. Praetor in 59, he then administered Syria as legate propraetor for two years until 57 BC and was replaced by Aulus Gabinius. It then began minting tetradrachmas the name of Philip Philadelphus. During his tenure, he had to struggle against Arab raids. He put the consulate in 56 BC, Lucius Marcius Philippus with. He remembered Cicero's exile and tried to counter Pompey.

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