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Live auction - brm_520866 - DOMITIA Denier

DOMITIA Denier AU
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2019/01/29 14:00:00
brm_520866
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Type : Denier
Date: 116-115 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,94 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale idéalement centré. Superbe monnaie, notamment au revers. Patine grise

Obverse


Obverse legend : ROMA.
Obverse description : Tête de Rome à droite, casquée ; derrière X.
Obverse translation : “ROMA”, (Rome).

Reverse


Reverse legend : CN. DOMI À L'EXERGUE.
Reverse description : Jupiter dans un quadrige au pas à droite, brandissant un foudre de la main droite et une branche de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Cnæus Domitius”, (Cneus Domitius).

Commentary


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 65 coins de droit et de 81 coins de revers. Ce type semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer le nombre de coins.

Historical background


DOMITIA

(116-115 BC) Cnæus Domitius

In 115 BC, the "lex Æmilia" taken by one of the two consuls, Marcus Aemilius Scaurus, prince of the Senate seeks to limit the lavish spending and the vote of freedmen. He campaigned against the Ligurians and Gauls.

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