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Live auction - brm_430291 - COSSUTIA Denier

COSSUTIA Denier AU
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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


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


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).

Commentary


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


Cossutia

(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.

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