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Live auction - brm_579161 - COSSUTIA Denier

COSSUTIA Denier AU
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brm_579161
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Type : Denier
Date: 74 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,78 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale, centré des deux côtés. Très beau revers bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise de collection avec de légers reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de Lanz (mai 2007)

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).

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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