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Live auction - brm_340801 - JULIUS CAESAR Denier

JULIUS CAESAR Denier AU
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Estimate : 2 800 €
Price : 1 500 €
Maximum bid : 1 500 €
End of the sale : 03 December 2014 15:12:17
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Denier
Date: février - mars
Date: 44 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 4 h.
Weight : 3,71 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un tout petit flan ovale, décentré sur la légende de droit avec le métal légèrement pincé des deux côtés. Beau portrait réaliste de César avec une faiblesse de frappe à 6 heures. Revers de style fin avec un plat de frappe à 12 heures. Jolie patine de médaillier avec des reflets mordorés
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection de M. Robert Couet. Certificat d’exportation

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : [P]. SEPVLLIVS - MACER.
Reverse description : Vénus debout à gauche, tenant une Victoriola de la main droite et une lance transversale de la main gauche, appuyée sur un bouclier placé sur un globe.
Reverse translation : “Publius Sepullius Macer”, (Publius Sepullius Macer).

Commentary


Peut-être un des derniers deniers frappés du vivant de César, sujet controversé entre les différents historiens et attributions.

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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