+ Filters
New Search
Available Exact wording Only in the title

Live auction - brm_430291 - COSSUTIA Denier

You must sign-in and be an approved bidder to bid, Login to bid. Accounts are subject to approval and the approval process takes place within 48 hours. Do not wait until the day a sale closes to register.Clicking on « bid » constitutes acceptance of the terms of use of cgb.fr private live auctions. Bids must be placed in whole Euro amounts only. The sale will start closing at the time stated on the item description; any bids received at the site after the closing time will not be executed. Transmission times may vary and bids could be rejected if you wait until the last second. For further information ckeck the Live auction FAQ

All winning bids are subject to a 12% buyer’s fee.
Estimate : 500 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 13 June 2017 14:31:54
Type : Denier
Date: 74 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,98 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale un peu court au droit mais beau portrait. Revers de style fin. Patine grise
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection Robert Couet


Obverse legend : [SABVLA].
Obverse description : Tête de Méduse à gauche, coiffée d’un diadème surmonté d’ailes, orné de serpents.
Obverse translation : “Sabula”, (Sabula).


Reverse legend : L. COSSVTI. C. F..
Reverse description : Bellérophon, chevauchant Pégase s’envolant à droite ; derrière, marque de contrôle XV (15).
Reverse translation : “Lucius Cossutius Caii Filius”, (Lucius Cossutius fils de Caius).


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de vingt-huit coins de droit et de trente-et-un coins de revers. Les coins de revers sont numérotés entre I et XXXXII (1 et 42). Ce type semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent paraître les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background


(74 BC) Lucius Cossutius Sabula

Lucius Licinius Lucullus and Marcus Aurelius Cotta were consuls in 74 BC The civil war raging in Spain, where Pompey can not overcome Sertorius. Mithridates VI declares war on Rome and invaded Bithynia. Lucullus was given command of operations in Asia. Nicomedes IV of Bithynia died and his kingdom back to Rome. The province of Cyrenaica is established.

By using our site, you agree to our use of cookies to enhance your experience.