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Live auction - brm_336833 - DRUSUS Sesterce

DRUSUS Sesterce XF
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Estimate : 950 €
Price : 791 €
Maximum bid : 791 €
End of the sale : 03 December 2014 15:25:52
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 23
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 36 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 26,22 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et irrégulier bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles, mais des manques de métal sur la tranche. Joli revers avec les têtes de jumeaux bien venues à la frappe. Patine vert foncé granuleuse
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection du Professeur M. Caselli


Obverse legend : DRVSVS. CAESAR. TI. AVG. F. DIVI. AVG. N. TR. POT. II.
Obverse description : Grand S C pointé au centre.
Obverse translation : “Drusus Cæsar Tiberius Divi Filius Augusti Nepos Tribunicia Potestate iterum/ Senatus Consulto”, (Drusus césar fils du divin Tibère auguste petit-fils d’Auguste revêtu de la seconde puissance tribunitienne/ avec l’accord du Sénat).


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Deux cornes d’abondance entrecroisées terminées par deux têtes d’enfants, Germanicus et Tiberius Gemellus affrontées ; au milieu, un grand caducée ailé.


Selon les exemplaires, S C au droit se trouve avec un point au centre ou encore au-dessous, ou, plus rarement, avec un point au-dessus de chaque lettre.

Historical background


(13 BC to AD-23) Nero Claudius Drusus

Drusus, son of Tiberius and Vipsania, was the grand-son of Agrippa and his mother Livia by his father. He was born in 13 BC Augustus, Tiberius when he chooses to succeed him in 4 AD, forced to adopt Germanicus, his nephew, the son of Nero Drusus, brother and Antonia at the expense of own son Tiberius, Drusus. When Germanicus died in mysterious circumstances at 19, Drusus came to the front of the stage, being the nearest heir of Tiberius. Drusus took his second consulship with his father at 21 and the following year saw confer power of the tribunes. At 19, and his wife Liville Drusus had twins, two sons, Tiberius and Germanicus Gemellus. Germanicus died in childhood. Tiberius was adopted by Tiberius Gemellus together Caius, the son of Germanicus and Agrippina. It should be liquidated by his cousin, Caligula, after the death of Tiberius in 37. Liville's cousin Drusus, (daughter of Nero Drusus and Antonia), was also the centerpiece of the praetorian prefect Sejanus. Poisoned lovers aged 35 Drusus.

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