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Live auction - brm_422051 - EGNATIA Denier

EGNATIA Denier AU/XF
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Estimate : 650 €
Price : 360 €
Maximum bid : 380 €
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 14:31:35
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 75 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 3,99 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale avec un très beau buste de Cupidon au droit. Petite faiblesse de frappe au revers. Belle monnaie pour ce type rare et recherché ! Patine grise
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection O.B

Obverse


Obverse legend : MAXSVMVS.
Obverse description : Buste nu et ailé de Cupidon à droite avec l’arc et la carquois sur l’épaule.
Obverse translation : “Maxsumus”, (Maxsumus).

Reverse


Reverse legend : C. EGN(AT)IVS CN./ F./ CN. N.
Reverse description : Jupiter et Liber debout de face dans un temple distyle ; dans le champ à gauche, XXIIII (24).
Reverse translation : “Caius Egnatius Cnæi Filius Cnæi Nepos”, (Caius Egnatius fils de Cneius petit-fils de Cneius).

Commentary


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de vingt coins de droit et de vingt-deux coins de revers. Ce type semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent paraître les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background


Egnatia

(75 BC) Caius Egnatius Maxsumus

In 75 BC, Lucius Octavius ​​and Caius Aurelius Cotta and Cicero were consuls quaestor in Sicily. The consul Gaius Aurelius Cotta did vote "lex Aurelia" that restored the powers of the tribunes of the plebs removed by Sylla. He vote the same year another law on private judges was repealed by his brother the following year.

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