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Live auction - brm_340810 - JULIUS CAESAR Denier

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Estimate : 1 500 €
Price : 1 250 €
Maximum bid : 1 250 €
End of the sale : 03 December 2014 15:11:17
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: février - mars
Date: 44 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 2 h.
Weight : 3,77 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale et irrégulier, un peu court sur la légende de droit avec le grènetis visible. Belle tête de Jules César à l’usure régulière. Revers tout à fait inhabituel. Jolie patine grise de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection de M. Robert Couet


Obverse legend : CAESAR DICT - PERPETVO.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de César à droite.
Obverse translation : “Cæsar Dictator Perpertuo”, (César dictateur perpétuel).


Reverse legend : L. BVCA.
Reverse description : Caducée et faisceau entrecroisés, posés la tête en bas, accostés de deux mains jointes , une hache et un globe.
Reverse translation : “Lucius Buca”, (Lucius Buca).


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé onze coins de droit et dix-sept coins de revers.

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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