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Live auction - brm_444077 - JULIUS CAESAR Denier

JULIUS CAESAR Denier AU
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Estimate : 1 500 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 12 September 2017 14:48:49
Type : Denier
Date: c. 48 AC
Mint name / Town : Grèce
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 3,96 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale et irrégulier bien centré. Très belle tête de Vénus. Revers bien venu à la frappe. Jolie patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés

Obverse


Obverse legend : LII.
Obverse description : Tête de Vénus ou de (Clementia) la Clémence laurée et diadémée à droite avec boucle d'oreille et collier.
Obverse translation : (52).

Reverse


Reverse legend : [C]AE-SAR.
Reverse description : Trophée gaulois composé d'un grand bouclier ovale, d'un casque, d'une cuirasse, d'un carnyx, d'une hache à sacrifice surmontée d'une tête d'animal.
Reverse translation : (César).

Commentary


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 63 coins de droit et de 70 coins de revers.

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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