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Live auction - brm_829674 - MINUTIA Denier

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Estimate : 600 €
Price : 730 €
Maximum bid : 800 €
End of the sale : 06 June 2023 14:37:12
bidders : 6 bidders
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)

The Minucia gens is a family of patrician and plebeian origin. The cognomen Augurinus is moreover rather associated with the patricians while the cognomen Rufus goes especially to the members of plebeian origin.

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