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Live auction - brm_564827 - LUTATIA Denier

LUTATIA Denier AU
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brm_564827
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Type : Denier
Date: 109-108 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 3,93 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Griffure sur le portrait de Rome au droit mais celui-ci reste agréable. Belle galère au revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection Jean-Christophe Payen

Obverse


Obverse legend : ROMA AU-DESSUS DU BUSTE ; CERCO SOUS LE MENTON.
Obverse description : Tête casquée de Rome à droite, le casque timbré de deux astres, en référence aux Dioscures, et d'un épi ; derrière la tête, X barré.
Obverse translation : “Roma/ Cerco”, (Rome/ Cerco).

Reverse


Reverse legend : Q. LVTATI //Q.
Reverse description : Galère voguant à droite ; le tout dans une couronne de chêne.
Reverse translation : “Quintus Lutatius/ Quæstor”, (Quintus Lutatius questeur).

Commentary


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation totale de 135 coins de droit et de 169 coins de revers. Nous avons deux variétés de représentation au droit.

Historical background


LUTATIA

(109-108 BC) Quintus Lutatius Cerco

In 109 BC, Quintus Caecilius Metellus, one of the two consuls won successes against Jugurtha and receives the nickname Numidicus. Marcus Junius Silanus is the second consul. The following year, Servius Sulpicius Galba and Hortensius were consuls. Marcus Aurelius Scaurus, consul 115 BC consul is suffect.

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