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Live auction - brm_645764 - COSSUTIA Denier

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Estimate : 500 €
Price : 341 €
Maximum bid : 341 €
End of the sale : 09 March 2021 14:37:53
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 74 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,58 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire avec un revers bien venu à la frappe et une belle tête de Méduse au droit
Catalogue references :


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 XXVIIII (29).
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).

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.

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