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Live auction - brm_760952 - FONTEIA Denier

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Estimate : 750 €
Price : 420 €
Maximum bid : 420 €
End of the sale : 06 September 2022 14:36:20
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 55 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 4,00 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle sur un flan légèrement décentré au revers. Buste de toute beauté. Patine grise avec des reflets dorés


Obverse legend : P. - FONTEIVS. P. F - CAPITO. III. VIR.
Obverse description : Buste casqué et drapé de Mars à droite vu de trois quarts en avant avec le trophée sur l'épaule.
Obverse translation : “Publius Fonteius Publii Filius Capito triumvir”, Publius Fonteius fils de Publius Capito triumvir monétaire).


Reverse legend : (MN). - FO(NT). TR. - MIL.
Reverse description : Cavalier casqué, le manteau flottant galopant à droite, tenant une javeline de la main droite et terrassant deux guerriers gaulois.
Reverse translation : “Manius Fonteius Tribunus Militum”, (Manius Fonteius, tribun militaire).


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 96 coins de droit et de 107 coins de revers.

Historical background


(55 BC)

In 55, Pompey and Crassus were consuls together for the second time. Their first joint consulship dated from 70 BC. That same year the "lex Trebonia and Pompeia Licinia" consecrated the powers of the triumvirate formed in 59 BC by Caesar and the two above-named. Caesar undertakes his first campaign in Brittany.

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