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Live auction - brm_580892 - JULIUS CAESAR Denier

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Estimate : 1 800 €
Price : 1 410 €
Maximum bid : 1 460 €
End of the sale : 16 June 2020 14:39:51
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: avril
Date: 44 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,88 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, légèrement décentré. Joli portrait. Monnaie bien lisible. Patine grise avec de légers reflets dorés au droit
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : CAESAR - PARENS PATRIAE.
Obverse description : Tête couronnée et voilée de Jules César à droite ; devant, le littus ; derrière la tête, apex.
Obverse translation : “Caesar Parens Patriæ”, (César parent de la patrie).


Reverse legend : C COSSVTIVS | MARI/DIANVS - A-A-A-F. F.
Reverse description : Légende posée en croix accostée de lettres dans chaque angle.
Reverse translation : “Caius Cossutius Maridianus Auro, Argento, Aere Flando Feriundo”, (Caius Cossutius Maridianus magistrat en charge de la préparation des flans et de la frappe des monnaies d’or, d’argent et de bronze).


Contremarque sur le cou de Jules César. Pour ce type, M. Crawford n’avait relevé que quatorze coins de droit et quatorze 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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