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Live auction - brm_719610 - JULIUS CAESAR Denier

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Estimate : 1 500 €
Price : 910 €
Maximum bid : 1 350 €
End of the sale : 08 March 2022 14:45:46
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 47 AC.
Mint name / Town : Sicile
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 3,75 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré. Joli portrait de Vénus. Revers à l’usure régulière. Patine grise


Obverse legend : C. CAESAR - IMP COS ITER.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée de Vénus à droite, portant boucle d'oreille et collier.
Obverse translation : “Caius Cæsar Imperator Consul iterum”, (Caius César imperator consul pour la deuxième fois).


Reverse legend : A. ALLIENVS - PRO COS.
Reverse description : Trinacrus nu debout à gauche, le pied droit posé sur une proue de navire, le manteau enroulé autour du bras gauche, tenant un triskèle de la main droite.
Reverse translation : Aulus Allienus Proconsul”, (Aulus Allienus proconsul).


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation inférieure à trente coins de droit et inférieure à trente-trois coins de revers. Ce type semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

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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