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E-auction 347-261072 - HERENNIA Denier

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Estimate : 125 €
Price : 87 €
Maximum bid : 130 €
End of the sale : 09 December 2019 14:16:00
bidders : 10 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 108-107 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,77 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale avec un coup visible sur la tranche à 1 heure. Joli revers. Patine grise


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


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 120 coins de droit et de 150 coins de revers. Ce denier est plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les catalogues de référence. Nous avons deux possibilités avec la lettre au droit ou au revers.

Historical background


(108-107 BC) Marcus Herennius

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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