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Live auction - brm_469406 - LUCILIA Denier

LUCILIA Denier AU
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Estimate : 300 €
Price : 195 €
Maximum bid : 225 €
End of the sale : 30 January 2018 14:17:30
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Denier
Date: 101 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,95 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale bien centré des deux côtés. Belle tête de Rome. Joli revers avec une petite faiblesse de frappe sur la légende. Patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés

Obverse


Obverse legend : PV.
Obverse description : Tête casquée de Rome à droite dans une couronne de laurier fermée.
Obverse translation : “publico” pour “ex argento publico”, (avec l’argent public).

Reverse


Reverse legend : M. LVCILI À L'EXERGUE ; RVF AU-DESSUS DES CHEVAUX.
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) dans un bige galopant à droite, brandissant un fouet de la main droite et tenant les rênes de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Marcus Lucilius Rufus”, (Marc Lucilius Rufus).

Commentary


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 170 coins de droit et de 212 coins de revers.

Historical background


LUCILIA

(101 BC) Marcus Lucilius Rufus

Marcus Lucilius Rufus is known only by his coins. He might be the father of Marcus Lucilius Rufus, prefect of the plebs in 64 BC The year 101 is still dominated by the unrest in the West. Marius got the Cimbri in Cisalpine and abrogate the barbarian invasions in Gaul. In the East, Mithridates VI of Pontus (121-63 BC) and Nicomedes III of Bithynia (128-94 BC) share Paphlagonia and Galatia occupy.

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