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Live auction - brm_466373 - FURIA Denier

FURIA Denier AU/AU
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2018/01/30 14:00:00
brm_466373
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Type : Denier
Date: 63 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,97 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Belle tête de Cérès. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Patine de collection avec des reflets dorés
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire a été acquis en 2005 et provient de la collection C. Oliva

Obverse


Obverse legend : III|VIR// BROCCHI.
Obverse description : Buste de Cérès à droite, drapé et couronné d'épis entre un épi de blé et un grain d'orge.
Obverse translation : “Triumviri Brocchi”, (Triumvir Brocchi).

Reverse


Reverse legend : L. FVRI/ CN. F EN DEUX LIGNE.
Reverse description : Chaise curule entre deux faisceaux.
Reverse translation : “Lucius Furius Cnæi Filius”, (Lucius Furius fils de Cneius).

Commentary


Grosse tête. Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 110 coins de droit et de 122 coins de revers.

Historical background


Furia

(63 BC) Lucius Furius Brocchus

In 63 BC, Cicero takes the consulate and defends Murena "pro Murena". Caesar was elected "Pontifex Maximus" (supreme pontiff). Octavian, Caesar's nephew, was born at Thurii. It is also the suppression of the conspiracy of Catiline by Cicero, "in Catilinam". Catiline died the following year. Mithridates, King of Pontus, was murdered or committed suicide after the betrayal of his son Pharnace. The bridge became a Roman province. Pompey took Jerusalem after a siege of three months.

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