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Live auction - brm_550821 - JULIUS CAESAR Dupondius

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Estimate : 1 500 €
Price : 750 €
Maximum bid : 750 €
End of the sale : 03 December 2019 14:51:06
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Dupondius
Date: 45 AC.
Mint name / Town : Italie du nord (Milan?)
Metal : copper
Diameter : 26,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 18,19 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan épais, bien centré au revers mais légèrement décentré au droit. Toutefois la monnaie reste parfaitement lisible. Etat de conservation exceptionnel pour ce type. Joli revers avec du relief, bien détaillé. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : CAESAR. DICT. TER.
Obverse description : Buste de Victoria (la Victoire) drapé à droite, les cheveux relevés en chignon ; derrière une étoile.
Obverse translation : "Cæsar Dictator tertium" (César Dictateur pour la troisième fois).


Reverse legend : C. CLOVI/ PRAEF.
Reverse description : Minerve debout à gauche tenant un trophée de la main droite qu'elle pose sur son épaule et tenant une lance et un bouclier orné d'une tête de méduse de la main gauche ; à gauche, un serpent.
Reverse translation : "Caius Clovius Præfectus" (Caius Clovius préfet).


Poids lourd. Les auteurs du Roman Provincial Coinage ont relevé 72 exemplaires pour ce type qui se rencontre rarement en bon état de conservation.

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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