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Live auction - brm_643858 - FURIA Denier

FURIA Denier VF
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Starting price : 60 €
Estimate : 120 €
Price : 75 €
Maximum bid : 80 €
End of the sale : 25 January 2022 14:34:34
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 84 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 3,80 g.
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale, centré. Usure importante mais régulière. Patine grise

Obverse


Obverse legend : AED CVR.
Obverse description : Tête tourelée de Cybèle à droite ; derrière, un pied tourné vers l’extérieur.
Obverse translation : “Ædilis Curulis”, (Édile curule).

Reverse


Reverse legend : P. FOVRIVS SUR LA CHAISE CURULE// CRASSIP[ES] À L’EXERGUE.
Reverse description : Chaise curule.
Reverse translation : “Publius Fourius Crassipes”, (Publius Furius Crassipes).

Commentary


Au revers, le nom du magistrat s’écrit Fourius, mais la gens s’appelle Furia. Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 130 coins de droit et de 144 coins de revers pour quatre variétés.

Historical background


Furia

(84 BC) Publius Furius Crassipes

Publius Furius Crassipes is known only by his coins. It may be the father of a namesake who married Tullia, daughter of Cicero which will eventually proquesteur Sicily. In 84 BC, Cinna, who was consul for the fourth time, was assassinated while he was in charge. Gnaeus Papirius Carbo, consul for the second time, was left alone up.

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