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E-auction 79-39167 - brm_272832 - MEMMIA Denier

MEMMIA Denier XF
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Estimate : 125 €
Price : 50 €
Maximum bid : 50 €
End of the sale : 20 October 2014 15:44:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 106 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 4,15 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan parfaitement centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Très belle tête de Saturne. Joli revers finement détaillé. Magnifique patine de médaillier avec des reflets mordorés et bleutés

Obverse


Obverse legend : ROMA/.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Saturne à gauche ; sous le menton, ..X ; derrière la tête, une harpe.
Obverse translation : “Roma”, (Rome).

Reverse


Reverse legend : L. (ME)MMI/ GAL.
Reverse description : Vénus dans un bige au pas à droite, tenant les rênes et un sceptre de la main droite ; au-dessus, Cupidon volant à gauche et tenant une couronne.
Reverse translation : “Lucius Memmius Galerius”, (Lucius Memmius Galerius).

Commentary


Denier serratus. Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 132 coins de droit et de 147 coins de revers.

Historical background


Memmia

(106 BC)

Gaius Atilius Serranus and Quintus Sevilius Caepio were consuls in 106 BC Marius, in charge of fighting against Jugurtha, seizes West Numidia. King of Mauretania, Bocchus book Jugurtha to Sylla that ends the war in Numidia. This year saw the birth of Pompey and Cicero.

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