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Live auction - brm_766912 - HOSIDIA Denier serratus

HOSIDIA Denier serratus AU
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Estimate : 450 €
Price : 310 €
Maximum bid : 330 €
End of the sale : 24 January 2023 14:28:26
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Denier serratus
Date: 68 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,17 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie bien centrée des deux côtés. Superbe buste de Diane. Très joli revers avec une petite coupure sur le chien. Patine grise de collection


Obverse legend : GETA/ III. VIR.
Obverse description : Buste de Diane à droite, diadémé et drapé, portant boucle d'oreille et collier ; l'arc et le carquois sur l'épaule.
Obverse translation : “Geta/ Triumviri”, (Géta, triumvir [chargé de la fabrication des monnaies]).


Reverse legend : C. HOSIDI. C. F À L'EXERGUE.
Reverse description : Sanglier blessé par une javeline, attaqué par un chien à droite.
Reverse translation : “Caius Hosidius Caii Filius”, (Caius Hosidius fils de Caius).


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation inférieure à vingt coins de droit et de vingt-deux coins de revers. Dans son ouvrage (CMDRR.) les auteurs ont recensé deux variétés pour ce type qui est infiniment plus rare que l’exemplaire classique du même magistrat.

Historical background


(68 BC)

In 68 BC, Lucius Metellus and Quintus Marcius Cæcilius Rex were consuls. Lucullus, commander since 74 BC had invaded Armenia, where Mithridates VI took refuge with his son, Tigranes. Lucullus took the capital, Tigranocerta in 69 BC The following year joined Mithridates Bridge. On the way back, seditious army of Lucullus nevertheless captured Nisibis. Cicero began to write his correspondence that year.

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