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brm_629610 - FURIA Denier

FURIA Denier XF
120.00 €(Approx. 144.00$ | 104.40£)
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Type : Denier
Date: c. 169-158 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 3,80 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés à l’usure régulière. A été nettoyé

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête casquée de Rome à droite, derrière X.

Reverse


Reverse legend : PVR// ROMA DANS UN CARTOUCHE.
Reverse description : Luna (la Lune) dans un quadrige galopant à droite, tenant un bâton de la main droite et les rênes de la main gauche au-dessus, dans le champ, un murex.
Reverse translation : “Purpurio/Roma”, (Purpurio/Rome).

Commentary


Poids léger. Pour ce type, M. Crawford signale une estimation de 80 coins de droit et 100 coins de revers. Ce type semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background


Furia

(169-158 BC)

Furius Purpurio

War rages in Macedonia. Finally, Perseus was defeated at Pydna in 168 BC by Paul-Émile. The Romans in Illyria. Rhodes and Pergamon kingdom came under the protection of Rome. Delos was declared a free port. Epirus was conquered Macedonia divided into four provinces and Illyria became a protectorate in 167 BC The booty taken in Greece is considerable. During the next ten years, Rome consolidates its position in the Balkans and Asia Minor.

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