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Live auction - brm_829674 - MINUTIA Denier

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Type : Denier
Date: 103 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 3,99 g.
Coments on the condition:
Magnifique exemplaire sur un flan bien centré. Portrait de toute beauté au droit et superbe revers très bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise aux reflets dorés


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête casquée de Mars à gauche avec un casque richement ornementé.


Reverse legend : Q. (THE)RM. (MF).
Reverse description : Soldat romain combattant un guerrier ennemi (Cimbre ou Teuton), protégeant un autre soldat, tombé à terre.
Reverse translation : “Quintus Minucius Thermus Marci Filius”, (Quintus Minucius Thermus fils de Marcus).


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 253 coins de droit et de 316 coins de revers.

Historical background


(103 BC)

Appuleius Lucius Saturninus, tribune of the plebs, with the support of Marius, is vote "lex Frumentaria" favorable to veterans who served during the war against Jugurtha (112-106 BC), giving them land in Africa. "Lex Appuleia of maiestate" establishes a new "Quæstio perpetua." Marius prepares to face the barbarian hordes who invaded Cisalpine Gaul. This year, Marius is consul for the third time, Lucius Aurelius Orestes associated with.

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