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Live auction - brm_496697 - LUCRETIA Denier

LUCRETIA Denier AU/XF
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Estimate : 250 €
Price : 150 €
Maximum bid : 150 €
End of the sale : 31 July 2018 14:18:41
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Denier
Date: 136 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,91 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale bien centré des deux côtés. Belle tête de Rome. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Jolie patine de médaillier avec des reflets dorés et bleutés irisés

Obverse


Obverse legend : TRIO.
Obverse description : Tête casquée de Rome à droite ; sous le menton, X.
Obverse translation : “Trio”, (Trio).

Reverse


Reverse legend : ROMA À L'EXERGUE DANS UN CARTOUCHE ; CN. LVCR.
Reverse description : Les Dioscures, Castor et Pollux (les Gémeaux) à cheval, galopant à droite, cuirassés avec le manteau flottant sur l'épaule, coiffés d'un bonnet surmonté d'une étoile, tenant chacun une javeline.
Reverse translation : “Cnæus Lucretius// Roma”, (Cneius Lucretius// Rome).

Commentary


M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 170 coins de droit et de 212 coins de revers pour deux variétés de ce denier.

Historical background


LUCRETIA

(136 BC) Cnæus Lucretius Trio

Law "lex Gabinia" had introduced the use of ballot boxes for the elections from 139 BC The "lex Cassia" emits the same obligation for the courts, improving fairness judgments. In 136 BC, Lucius Furius and Sextus Philus Atilius Serranus are consuls.

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