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E-auction 390-302311 - CUPRENNIA Denier

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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 125 €
Maximum bid : 131 €
End of the sale : 05 October 2020 14:24:30
bidders : 16 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 147 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 3,63 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré. Belle tête de Rome. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Belle patine de collection ancienne


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de Rome à droite, casquée, une corne d’abondance placée derrière elle ; sous le menton, X.


Reverse legend : L. CVP// ROMA À L'EXERGUE.
Reverse description : Les Dioscures, Castor et Pollux (les Gémeaux) à cheval, galopant à droite ; ils sont cuirassés avec le manteau flottant sur l'épaule, coiffés d'un bonnet surmonté d'une étoile, tenant chacun une javeline.
Reverse translation : “Lucius Cupiennus”, (Lucius Cupiennus).


A. Varesi rappelle que la corne d’abondance pourrait être l’épisème de la famille (copia) qui était originaire de Thurium (Copia à l’époque romaine). Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 73 coins de droit et de 91 coins de revers.

Historical background


(147 BC) Lucius Cupiennus

In 147 BC, Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus Aemilianus (Scipio Aemilianus) and Gaius Livius Drusus were consuls. The Third Punic War began in 149 BC Cato the Elder died before his dream of the destruction of Carthage is performed. Scipio Aemilianus succeeded Calpurnius Piso in the direction of the seat of Carthage, while qu'Andriscus, who claimed to be the son of Perseus, fought in Macedonia by Q. Caecilius Metellus takes the nickname Macedonian. Via Aquileia Postumia connects Verona and Cremona. The temples of Jupiter and Juno are autographed in Rome this year. Caius Terentius Lucanus may have been the master of Terence, by Suetonius (Vita Terenti 1, Publius Terentius Afer, Latin comic poet, Carthage c. 190-159 BC. J.-C.) Or the son of the master. Caius Terentius Lucanus gave wonderful games with gladiators according to Pliny the Elder (HN. XXXV).

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