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v32_0097 - CORNELIA Quinaire

CORNELIA Quinaire MS/AU
MONNAIES 32 (2007)
Starting price : 0.00 €
Estimate : 250.00 €
unsold lot
Type : Quinaire
Date: 88 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 14 mm
Orientation dies : 10 h.
Weight : 1,77 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan avec un portrait parfaitement centré de qualité exceptionnelle pour ce type de monnayage. Joli revers de style fin. Patine de médaillier avec des reflets dorés et bleutés acier

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Jupiter à droite.

Reverse


Reverse legend : CN. LE(NT) À L’EXERGUE.
Reverse description : Victoire debout à droite couronnant un trophée.
Reverse translation : “Cnæus (Cornelius) Lentulus”, (Cneius Cornelius Lentulus).

Commentary


Poids léger. Début de trace incuse au revers. Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 400 coins de droit et de 444 coins de revers représentant une production totale comprise entre un million et un million et demi de quinaires.

Historical background


CORNELIA

(88 BC)

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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