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v32_0108 - JULIUS CAESAR Denier

JULIUS CAESAR Denier XF
MONNAIES 32 (2007)
Starting price : 4 800.00 €
Estimate : 7 500.00 €
unsold lot
Type : Denier
Date: 47-46 AC.
Mint name / Town : Asie Mineure
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 16,5 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 3,37 g.
Rarity : UNIQUE
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan épais, bien centré des deux côtés avec une usure régulière. Beau portrait. Joli revers inhabituel. Une fine patine grise recouvre l’exemplaire
Catalogue references :
B.- - BMC/RR.- - CRR.- - RRC.- - RSC.- - RCV.- - CRI.- - C.- - CMDRR.-

Obverse


Obverse legend : III M S C.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée de femme à droite, portant boucle d'oreille et collier.

Reverse


Reverse legend : NAE// CMV.
Reverse description : Guerrier assis à droite sur un trophée d’armes (Énée), tenant un sceptre ou une javeline de la main droite et tendant la main gauche.

Commentary


Poids léger. Semble complètement inédit et non répertorié. Manque à tous les ouvrages consultés. De la plus insigne rareté. Type énigmatique.

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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