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E-auction 253-176603 - FULVIA Quinaire

FULVIA Quinaire VF
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 105 €
Maximum bid : 113 €
End of the sale : 19 February 2018 14:29:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Quinaire
Date: c. 42 AC.
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 13 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 1,24 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré à l’usure très importante, lisible et identifiable. Patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : III. VIR - R. P. C..
Obverse description : Buste ailé de Victoria (la Victoire) à droite sous les traits de Fulvie.
Obverse translation : “Triumviri Rei Publicæ Constituandæ”, (Triumvirat pour la restauration du gouvernement).


Reverse legend : ANTONI// IMP ; A À GAUCHE ET X[LI] À DROITE.
Reverse description : Lion passant à droite.
Reverse translation : “Antoni Imperatori/ Anno unquarantegesimus”, (À Antoine Imperator/ quarante-et-unième anniversaire).


Poids très léger. Fourré. Petites contremarques de banquier ou de changeur, au droit sur le visage, sur le lion au revers. Les auteurs du Roman Provincial Coinage ont répertorié trente-deux exemplaires de ce type avec un poids moyen de 1,71 g. M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de quatorze coins de droit et de quinze coins de revers.

Historical background


(40 BC) Fulvia

wife of Marc Antoine

Fulvia is the daughter of Marcus Fulvius and Sempronia. She married Marc Anthony in 46 BC and gave him two son. She was also the mother-in Octave when the latter married his daughter Claudia, the first woman Octave. She hated Octave. She tried to mount the consul Lucius Antoine's brother Antoine, originally of war in Perugia against his son. Besieged, the consul was obliged to surrender to Octavian who forgave him and then sent him to govern Spain, where he died shortly after. Antony, Octavian reconciled, Fulvia met in Athens where he gave him many reproaches. Fulvia, broken died shortly after. The eldest son of Fulvia and Antony Marcus Antonius Iunior (nicknamed Antyllus by the Greeks) was engaged to Julie, the daughter of Octave in 37 BC when renewing the pact between Antony and Octavian at Tarentum. Octave was run the son of Antony and Fulvia when he seized Egypt in 30 BC.

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