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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

(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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