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Live auction - brm_422055 - LUCRETIA Denier

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Estimate : 800 €
Price : 600 €
Maximum bid : 600 €
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 14:31:05
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 76 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,75 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Superbe monnaie parfaitement centrée des deux cotés avec un joli portrait totalement inhabituel et un beau revers de style fin. Patine grise
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection O.B


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Neptune à droite, le trident sur l’épaule ; derrière la tête, marque de contrôle, XXXVI (36).


Reverse legend : L. LVCRETI// TRIO.
Reverse description : Petit génie ailé (Palæmon) chevauchant un dauphin à droite.
Reverse translation : “Lucius Lucretius Trio”, (Lucius Lucretius Trio).


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 80 coins de droit et de 89 coins de revers. Chaque marque de contrôle n’est liée qu’à un coin de droit. Étonnante et inhabituelle petite tête de Neptune. Ce cas si atypique se semble pas avoir été signalé et semble absent de tous les ouvrages de référence !.

Historical background


(76 BC) Lucius Lucretius Trio

Gnaeus Octavius ​​and Caius Curio Scribonius were consuls in 76 BC After the death of Sulla in 78 BC, Lepidus died in 77 BC in Sardinia after being beaten by Catullus and Pompey . Perpena joined Sertorius in Spain. Pompey, going to take his command in Spain, crushes a revolt in Transalpine Gaul. Caesar attack Dolabella of extortion. At the beginning of the following year, Sicinius proposes to restore the powers of the tribunes of the people, undermined by the Senate. Spain, Metellus and Pompey were defeated by Sertorius. The latter approximates Mithridates VI of Pontus.

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