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Live auction - brm_741459 - MARCIA Denier

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Estimate : 980 €
Price : 600 €
Maximum bid : 600 €
End of the sale : 07 June 2022 14:38:01
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Denier
Date: 88 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 4,22 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire sur un flan idéalement centré des deux côtés. Bustes de toute beauté, finement détaillés. Patine grise de collection avec de légers reflets dorés


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Bustes diadémés et accolés des rois Numa Pompilius barbu et Ancus Marcius, imberbe, à droite ; derrière les têtes, marque de contrôle, O.


Reverse legend : C. CENSO À L’EXERGUE.
Reverse description : Un desultor galopant sur une paire de chevaux à droite, brandissant un fouet de la main droite ; au-dessus de l’exergue, marque de contrôle, XII.
Reverse translation : “Caius [Marcius] Censorinus”, (Caius Marcius Censorinus).


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 102 coins de droit et de 113 coins de revers pour neuf variétés différentes.

Historical background


(88 BC)

Caius Marcius Censorinus must be identified with one of Marius' followers, more precisely the one who accuses Sylla of embezzlement on his return from the East. As one of the leaders of the Marianist party, he entered Rome with Marius and Cinna in 87 BC and became one of the main instigators of the massacres that followed. Faithful to the memory of Marius, he fought Sylla, but was taken prisoner at the Battle of Porte Colline in 82 BC and executed.

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