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brm_308380 - FANNIA Denier

135.00 €(Approx. 149.85$ | 112.05£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 123 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 3,87 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et irrégulier, décentré au droit. Beau portrait. Joli revers. Patine grise


Obverse legend : ROMA.
Obverse description : Tête casquée de Rome à droite ; sous le menton, marque de valeur, X.
Obverse translation : “Roma”, (Rome).


Reverse legend : M. F(AN). C. F..
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) dans un quadrige galopant à droite, tenant une couronne de la main droite et les rênes de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Marcus Fannius Caii Filius”, (Marc Fannius fils de Caius).


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 282 coins de droit et de 352 coins de revers.

Historical background


(123 BC) Marcus Fannius

Caius was Fannius a tribune of the plebs in 187 BC and one of his namesakes was consul in 122 BC Marcus Fannius is the only member of the gens Fannia to have coined. It can in no way be the son of the former. It could be that he was the son of the second, the consul, implying that Marcus Fannius intercalates between "Caius Fannius". This last hypothesis then justify the use of our monetary praenomen Marcus. In 123 BC, Gaius Gracchus, who was re-elected tribune for the following year, offers many agrarian laws which take the program of his brother Tiberius, who was murdered ten years earlier. "Lex Rubria" authorizes the establishment of a colony "Iunonia" on the ashes of Carthage. A castellum aquae was built in Sextiae (Aix-en-Provence). In 123 BC Quintus Metellus Cæcilius Titus Quinctius Flaminius and consuls were.

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