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Live auction - brm_576961 - JULIUS CAESAR Aureus

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Estimate : 4 500 €
Price : 5 010 €
Maximum bid : 5 010 €
End of the sale : 16 June 2020 14:36:54
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Aureus
Date: 46 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 1000 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 7,98 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, centré des deux côtés. Fine usure régulière. Joli revers. Patine de collection


Obverse legend : C. CAESAR - COS. TER.
Obverse description : Tête voilée de Vesta (ou de Jules César) à droite.
Obverse translation : “Caius Cæsar Consul tertium”, (Caius César consul pour la troisième fois).


Reverse legend : A. HIRTIVS PR.
Reverse description : Instruments pontificaux : lituus, vase à sacrifice et hache.
Reverse translation : “Aulus Hirtius Præfectus”, (Aulus Hirtius préfet).


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 123 coins de droit et de 137 coins de revers. Sur cet exemplaire, Vesta a les traits de Jules César.

Historical background


(13/07/100-15/03/44 BC) Caius Julius Cæsar

Julius Caesar was born in 100 BC, belonged to the party of Marius and opposed very young Sylla. He was praetor in 62 BC, before training with Pompey and Crassus in the First Triumvirate 59 BC, the year of his consulship. He then received a proconsul imperium in Gaul, renewed 54. He fought Vercingetorix at Alesia Gergovie then. Besieged, the Gallic chieftain had to go. Crassus was killed at Carrhae in Mesopotamia in 53 BC, Caesar was angry with Pompey and marched on Rome in 49 BC In 48 BC, at Pharsalia, he crushed Pompey fled to Egypt where he was murdered. Caesar then had to face the son of Pompey and the Pompeian party. He defeated at Thapsus (Africa, Death of Cato of Utica) in 46 BC and Munda (Spain, death Gnaeus Pompey). Caesar was assassinated on the Ides of March (15 March 44 BC) by Cassius and Brutus. He was deified after his death in 42 BC.

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