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Live auction - brm_564846 - FURIA Denier

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Estimate : 250 €
Price : 150 €
Maximum bid : 170 €
End of the sale : 28 January 2020 14:27:44
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Denier
Date: 63 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 3,94 g.
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie bien centrée présentant une petite faiblesse à 6h au droit, 12h au revers. Très belle chaise curule. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection Jean-Christophe Payen


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 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).


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

Historical background


(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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