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v45_0257 - JULIUS CAESAR Quinaire

JULIUS CAESAR Quinaire VF
MONNAIES 45 (2010)
Starting price : 175.00 €
Estimate : 350.00 €
Realised price : 175.00 €
Number of bids : 1
Maximum bid : 257.00 €
Type : Quinaire
Date: c. 48 AC
Mint name / Town : Grèce
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 14 mm
Orientation dies : 8 h.
Weight : 1,39 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire à l’usure très importante, mais lisible et identifiable sur un petit flan irrégulier avec le grènetis visible au droit. A été nettoyé anciennement

Obverse


Obverse legend : LII.
Obverse description : Tête voilée de Vesta à droite ; derrière, un simpulum.
Obverse translation : (52).

Reverse


Reverse legend : [C]AE-SAR.
Reverse description : Trophée gaulois composé d'un grand bouclier rond, d'un casque, d'une cuirasse, d'un carnyx entre une couronne et un bouclier.

Commentary


Poids très léger. Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de dix coins de droit et de onze coins de revers. Ce type semble en fait plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux. C’est la première fois que nous proposons un exemplaire à la vente.

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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