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Live auction - brm_912665 - MARCIA Denier

MARCIA Denier AU
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Estimate : 180 €
Price : 114 €
Maximum bid : 114 €
End of the sale : 09 July 2024 14:27:45
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 148 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,89 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, centré. Joli portrait de Rome. Fine usure superficielle. Patine grise
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)

In 148 BC, Sp. Postumius Albinus Magnus and L. Calpurnius Piso Cæsonius were consuls. The Third Punic War began the previous year. Cato the Elder died before his dream of the destruction of Carthage came true. In 148, the consul Calpurnius Piso continued the siege of the African metropolis, while Andriscus, who claimed to be the son of Perseus, was defeated in Macedonia by Q Caecilius Metellus who took the nickname of Macedonian.

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