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Live auction - brm_348468 - JULIUS CAESAR Denier

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Estimate : 1 500 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 31 March 2015 14:35:16
Type : Denier
Date: 46 AC.
Mint name / Town : Utique
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 4,01 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale, légèrement décentré au droit sur la légende. Très beau portrait de Cérès, bien venu à la frappe. Joli revers de style fin. Belle patine grise avec des reflets métalliques dorés
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection de M. Robert Couet


Obverse legend : COS. TERT - DICT. ITER.
Obverse description : Tête de Cérès à droite, portant boucles d'oreille et collier, couronnée d'épis.
Obverse translation : “Consul tertium Dictator iterum”, (Consul pour la troisième fois, Dictateur pour la seconde fois).


Reverse legend : AVGVR// PONT. MAX.
Reverse description : Instruments pontificaux : simpulum, aspersoir, vase à sacrifice, et lituus ; dans le champ à droite, M.
Reverse translation : “Augurus Pontifex Maximus”, (Augure, grand pontife).


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 123 coins de droit et de 137 coins de revers pour deux variétés (M et D). Le type avec le M pour munus semble moins courant que celui avec le D pour donativum.

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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