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Live auction - brm_340827 - ANTONIUS and OCTAVIAN Denier

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Estimate : 1 200 €
Price : 695 €
Maximum bid : 700 €
End of the sale : 03 December 2014 15:18:43
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 39 AC.
Mint name / Town : Gaule
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 4,35 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan épais, bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Très belle tête d’Octave à l’usure superficielle. Joli revers de style fin à l’usure plus marquée. Belle patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection de M. Robert Couet


Obverse legend : CAESAR - IMP.
Obverse description : Tête nue d’Octave à droite.
Obverse translation : “Cæsar Imperator”, (César Imperator).


Reverse legend : ANTONIVS - IMP.
Reverse description : Caducée ailé.
Reverse translation : “Antonius Imperator”, (Antoine Imperator).


Poids lourd. Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé un estimation inférieure à trente coins de droit et de trente-trois coins de revers pour deux variétés. Ce type semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux. C’est la première fois que nous proposons ce type à la vente.

Historical background


(41 BC) Marcus Antonius, Caius Julius Cæsar Octavianus

Julius Caesar had adopted his great-nephew, Octavian, who found himself propelled eighteen years on the political scene. At the death of Caesar in March 44 BC, he was in Epirus. He quickly joined Rome and opposed Marc Antoine, the colleague in the consulship, the lieutenant and the friend of Caesar. However, Lepidus, Antony and Octavian formed in November 43 BC, the Second Triumvirate then Octavian had just obtained his first consulate suffect August 43 to nineteen, twenty years before the age normal. Antoine was twenty years older Octave. He first tried to be his mentor. Relations between the two men were often stormy though they were brothers-in. In order to seal the peace after the war of Perugia in 40 BC, Antony married Octavia, the sister of Octavian, when the pact Brindisium. The agreement between Antony and Octavian stopped when Antoine, after the interview Taranto, left his wife to live with Cleopatra VII (51-30 BC) before marrying. The final break intervened in 32 BC, when Antony divorced Octavia and when to with Octave, published the will of Marc Antony. The final conflict ended with the Battle of Actium September 2, 31 BC and suicide the following year Anthony.

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