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Live auction - brm_684925 - MARCIA Denier

MARCIA Denier MS
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2021/10/26 14:00:00
brm_684925
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Type : Denier
Date: 148 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 2 h.
Weight : 3,51 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Magnifique exemplaire sur un flan large, centré des deux côtés. Superbe portrait de Rome. Patine grise de collection avec reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : Q. (MA)RC// ROMA.
Reverse description : Les Dioscures, Castor et Pollux, à cheval, galopant à droite ; ils sont cuirassés avec le manteau flottant sur l’épaule, coiffés d'un bonnet surmonté d’une étoile, tenant chacun une javeline.
Reverse translation : “Quintus Marcius// Roma”, (Quintus Marcius// Rome).

Historical background


MARCIA

(148 BC) Quintus Marcius Libo

In 148 BC, Sp Postumius Albinus Magnus L. Calpurnius Piso and Cæsonius were consuls. The third Punic war began last year. Cato the Elder died before his dream of the destruction of Carthage not be realized. In 148, the consul Calpurnius Piso continues the seat of the African metropolis, while qu'Andriscus, who claimed the son of Perseus, fought in Macedonia Q Caecilius Metellus takes the nickname Macedonian.

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