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E-auction 91-46693 - CORNELIA Denier

CORNELIA Denier AU/XF
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Estimate : 125 €
Price : 82 €
Maximum bid : 86 €
End of the sale : 12 January 2015 15:29:00
bidders : 18 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 151 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 2 h.
Weight : 3,47 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan, irrégulier, centré des deux côtés. Portrait où tous les détails sont visibles. Usure régulière au revers. Jolie patine de médaillier avec des reflets dorés

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête casquée de Rome à droite ; derrière X.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ROMA À L'EXERGUE DANS UN CARTOUCHE ; P. S(VL)A AU-DESSUS DU CARTOUCHE.
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) dans un bige allant à droite, tenant un fouet de la main droite et les rênes de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Publius Sula// Roma”, (Publius Sylla// Rome).

Commentary


Poids léger. Pour les deniers de ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 84 coins de droits et 104 coins de revers. Ce type semble en fait beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background


CORNELIA

(151 BC) Publius Cornelius Sulla

In 151 BC the consuls L. Lucullus and Lucinius A. Postumius Albinus were thrown into prison by the tribunes of the plebs. The consuls for the year 150 BC are T. Quinctius Flaminus Acilius and Mr. Balbus. Masinissa in Africa, attacks Carthage finally declared war in 151 BC The Carthaginians fought the following year. The Romans intervened and finally declared war on their eternal rival, Carthage..

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