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Live auction - brm_763941 - HERENNIA Denier

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Type : Denier
Date: 108-107 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 3,91 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire sur un flan idéalement centré des deux côtés. Magnifique tête de la Piété ainsi qu’un très joli revers, bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise avec de légers reflets dorés et bleutés


Obverse legend : PIE(TA)S.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée de Pietas (la Piété) à droite, marque de contrôle sous le cou, X.
Obverse translation : “Pietas”, (la Piété).


Reverse legend : M. (HE)RENNI EN MONOGRAMME .
Reverse description : Amphinomus, un des frères catanéens courant à droite, portant son père sur ses épaules.
Reverse translation : “Marcus Herennius”, (Marc Herennius).

Historical background


(108-107 BC)

In 107 BC, Marius put on the first of his seven consulates. Metellus succeeding in the war against Jugurtha, he seized Capsa. Belonging to the People's Party, he encouraged the commitment of volunteers and proletarians (proletarii) in the army. The second consul Lucius Cassius Longinus was beaten in Gaul by Tiguriens.

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