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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
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


(07/13/100-03/15/44 BC)

Julius Caesar, born in 100 BC, belongs to the party of Marius and opposes Sylla at a very young age. He was praetor in 62 BC, before forming with Pompey and Crassus the first triumvirate in 59 BC, the year of his consulship. He then receives a proconsular imperium on Gaul, renewed in 54. He fights Vercingétorix in Gergovie then in Alesia. Besieged, the Gallic leader must surrender. Crassus having been killed at Carrhae, in Mesopotamia, in 53 BC, Caesar got angry with Pompey and marched on Rome in 49 BC. In 48 BC, at Pharsalus, he crushed Pompey who fled to Egypt where he was assassinated. Caesar must then face the sons of Pompey and the Pompeian party. He defeated them at Thapsus (Africa, death of Cato of Utica) in 46 BC and at Munda (Spain, death of Cneius Pompey). Caesar was assassinated on the Ides of March (March 15, 44 BC) by Cassius and Brutus. He was deified after his death in 42 BC..

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