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Live auction - brm_466376 - MARCIA Denier

MARCIA Denier AU
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Estimate : 550 €
Price : 320 €
Maximum bid : 320 €
End of the sale : 06 March 2018 14:58:33
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Denier
Date: 129 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 17,50 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,63 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Très belle tête de Rome. Revers inhabituel bien venu à la frappe. Belle patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire a été acquis en 2008 et provient de la collection C. Oliva

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête casquée de Rome à droite ; derrière, marque de valeur (XVI) en monogramme.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ROMA À L’EXERGUE ; Q. PILIPVS AU-DESSUS.
Reverse description : Cavalier (Philippe V de Macédoine) galopant à droite, portant un casque avec cimier, tenant une lance de la main droite et les rênes dans la gauche ; derrière, le casque royal macédonien orné de cornes de bouc.
Reverse translation : “Quintus Philipus// Roma”, (Quintus Philippus// Rome).

Commentary


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 89 coins de droit et de 111 coins de revers. Ce type serait plus rare que ne le laissent imaginer le nombre de coins fourni par M. Crawford.

Historical background


MARCIA

(129 BC) Quintus Marcius Philippus

In 129 BC, Scipio Aemilianus dies after public disorder Latin "Feriae Latinae" celebrations. These festivals, in honor of Jupiter Latiaris, stood late April and continued through games and took place about thirty kilometers south-east of Rome on the Alban Mount Temple. Manlius Manlius Aquillius Perpena and organized the province of Asia after the defeat of Aristonicus the previous year. The two consuls were Caius Sempronius Tuditanus Aquillius and Manlius in 129 BC Caius Sempronius was defeated by the Iapudes Illyria.

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