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Live auction - brm_578761 - LICINIA Denier

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Estimate : 400 €
Price : 200 €
Maximum bid : 200 €
End of the sale : 28 July 2020 14:37:34
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Denier
Date: 84 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 3,75 g.
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, centré. Superbe buste. Petite faiblesse à 7h au revers. Belle patine grise de collection avec des reflets dorés
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la vente Parsy du 8 avril 2010, lot n° 114


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste héroïque et lauré d’Apollon Véjovis à gauche, vu de trois quarts en arrière, brandissant un foudre de la main droite avec le manteau sur l’épaule.


Reverse legend : C. LICINIVS. L. F./ MACER EN DEUX LIGNES.
Reverse description : Minerve dans un quadrige galopant à droite, brandissant une javeline transversale de la main droite et tenant les rênes et un bouclier de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Caius Licinius Lucii Filius Macer”, (Caius Licinius fils de Lucius Macer).


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 250 coins de droit et de 278 coins de revers.

Historical background


(84 BC) Lucius Licinius Macer

Lucius Licinius Macer was a historian of the first half of the first century BC Annalist, he wrote a history of Rome in sixteen books there remain only fragments. He was also a brilliant orator. Quaestor in 78 BC, tribune of the plebs in 73 and praetor in 68 BC, he became governor of the province. Upon leaving office, he was accused of extortion by Cicero and preferred suicide in 66 BC before the verdict is rendered.

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