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Live auction - brm_419133 - JULIUS CAESAR Denier

JULIUS CAESAR Denier MS
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Estimate : 1 200 €
Price : 920 €
Maximum bid : 970 €
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 14:34:33
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 47-46 AC.
Mint name / Town : Afrique
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,91 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Belle tête de Vénus. Revers de haut relief, finement détaillé. Magnifique patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets mordorés. Conserve la plus grande partie de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée de Vénus à droite, portant boucle d'oreille et collier.

Reverse


Reverse legend : CAESAR VERTICALEMENT DANS LE CHAMP.
Reverse description : Énée nu marchant à gauche, tenant de la main droite le palladium et portant, sur son épaule, son père Anchise.
Reverse translation : “Cæsar”, (César).

Commentary


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 390 coins de droit et de 493 coins de revers. Un exemplaire FDC s’est vendu 1.452€ avec quatre offres et un maximum de 3.042€ !.

Historical background


JULIUS CAESAR

(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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