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Live auction - brm_578767 - FONTEIA Denier

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Estimate : 450 €
Price : 1 500 €
Maximum bid : 1 500 €
End of the sale : 16 June 2020 14:30:30
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 108-107 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 4,00 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré. Superbe revers, finement détaillé. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :
B.7 (2f.) (Fonteia) - BMC/RR.1205  - CRR.566  - RRC.307 /1c - RSC.7  - RCV.184 (384$) - CMDRR.714  - MRR.1099  - RBW.1148
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la vente Helios, Juin 2010, lot n° 135


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Têtes imberbes accolées des Dioscures (Castor et Pollux, les Gémeaux), surmontées chacune d’une étoile ; sous le menton, marque de valeur (XVI) en monogramme.


Reverse legend : (MN) FO(NTE)I.
Reverse description : Galère voguant à droite avec la proue vue en perspective ; B.
Reverse translation : “Manius Fonteius”, (Manius Fonteius).


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de trente-huit coins de droit et de quarante-huit coins de revers pour trois variétés.

Historical background


(108-107 BC)

The Fonteia gens is of plebeian origin, originally from Tusculum. They say descend from Fontus, son of Janus.

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