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Live auction - brm_564834 - MARCIA Denier

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Type : Denier
Date: 88 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 3,62 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan court, épais, centré. Très joli revers. Usure superficielle. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection Jean-Christophe Payen


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée d’Apollon à droite avec les cheveux longs, avec de grandes mèches tombant sur le cou. Devant, un I.


Reverse legend : C. CENSORI// II.
Reverse description : Cheval bridé galopant à droite ; au dessus, VII.
Reverse translation : “Caius Marcius Censorinus”, (Caius Marcius Censorinus).


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 90 coins de droit et de 100 coins de revers pour trois variétés différentes. Les auteurs du CMDRR ont quant à eux relevé vingt combinaisons différentes pour ce type de denier.

Historical background


(88 BC) Caius Marcius Censorinus

Caius Marcius Censorinus must be identified with one of the supporters of Marius, who accused him of embezzlement Sylla his return from the East. A leader of the Marianist party, he went to Rome with Marius and Cinna in 87 BC and was one of the main instigators of the massacres that followed. Faithful to the memory of Marius, Sulla he fought, but was taken prisoner at the Battle of Colline Gate in 82 BC and executed.

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