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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


(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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