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Live auction - brm_578768 - MINUTIA Denier

MINUTIA Denier AU
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Starting price : 300 €
Estimate : 600 €
Price : 436 €
Maximum bid : 440 €
End of the sale : 08 September 2020 14:44:46
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 103 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,04 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale, bien centré. Belle tête de Mars au droit. Scène finement détaillée historiquement importante. La monnaie a conservé une grande partie de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine. Patine grise

Obverse


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

Reverse


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).

Commentary


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

Historical background


Minucia

(103 BC) Quintus Minucius Thermus

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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