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Live auction - brm_409834 - LICINIA Denier

LICINIA Denier AU
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Estimate : 250 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 08 November 2016 14:22:16
Type : Denier
Date: 84 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,91 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale avec le métal légèrement pincé de 7 à 10 heures au revers. Très beau buste d’Apollon. Joli revers de style fin avec une faiblesse de frappe sur Minerve. Magnifique patine de médaillier avec des reflets dorés et bleutés irisés

Obverse


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


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).

Commentary


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

Historical background


Licinia

(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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