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Live auction - brm_520861 - MALLIA Denier

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Estimate : 280 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 29 January 2019 14:16:30
Type : Denier
Date: 111-110 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 3,94 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire idéalement centré des deux cotés. Joli droit. Patine de collection ancienne


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête casquée de Rome à droite ; derrière un objet triangulaire avec un cercle à l'intérieur.


Reverse legend : T. (MAL). AP. CL. Q. (VR).
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) dans un trige au pas à droite tenant les rênes des deux mains ; au-dessus du trige, un symbole.
Reverse translation : “ Titus Mallius Mancinus, Appius Claudius Pulcher, Quintus Urbinius”, (Titus Mallius Mancinus, Appius Claudius Pulcher, Quintus Urbinius).


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation totale de 727 coins de droit et de 909 coins de revers pour les deux variétés dont 407 coins de droit et 509 de revers uniquement pour notre type. C’est l’un des deniers les plus courants de la République romaine.

Historical background


(111-110 BC) Titus Mallius Mancinus, Appius Claudius Pulcher, Quintus Urbinius

War broke out in Numidia 112 BC after Jugurtha had murdered many Roman citizens Cirta, the capital of the kingdom of Numidia the previous year, in response to the attempt to set tutelage of his kingdom by Rome . The war lasted until 105 BC In 111 BC, Publius Cornelius Scipio and Lucius Calpurnius Bestia Nasica were consuls and the following year, it was Marcus Minucius Rufus and Postumius Albinus who succeeded them.

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