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Live auction - brm_422048 - JULIUS CAESAR Denier

JULIUS CAESAR Denier AU
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Estimate : 550 €
Price : 350 €
Maximum bid : 350 €
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 14:35:03
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Denier
Date: 46 AC.
Mint name / Town : Afrique, Utique ?
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 8 h.
Weight : 3,81 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire frappé sur un flan large. Usure superficielle sur la couronne au droit. Joli revers. Revers bien centré. Patine grise
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection O.B

Obverse


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


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

Commentary


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). Multiples contremarques au droit sur le portrait de Cérès et une contremarque au revers.

Historical background


JULIUS CAESAR

(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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