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Live auction - brm_340969 - MUSSIDIA Denier

MUSSIDIA Denier AU
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Estimate : 450 €
Price : 250 €
Maximum bid : 330 €
End of the sale : 03 December 2014 15:03:40
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Denier
Date: 42 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 3,72 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale, bien centré des deux côtés. Belle tête particulière de la Concorde. Joli revers avec un petit plat sur la légende. Belle patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection de M. Robert Couet

Obverse


Obverse legend : CONCORDIA.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé, voilé et drapé de la Concorde à droite ; sous le menton, un croissant.
Obverse translation : “Concordia”, (la Concorde).

Reverse


Reverse legend : L. MVSSIDIVS. LONGVS// CLOACIN.
Reverse description : Plateforme sur laquelle sont placées deux statues de Vénus Cloacina.
Reverse translation : "Lucius Mussidius Longus/ Cloacina", (Lucius Mussidius Longus/ Cloacine).

Commentary


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 87 coins de droit et de 97 coins de revers pour trois variétés. Ce type est en fait plus rare que ne le laissent paraître les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background


Mussidia

(42 BC) Lucius Mussidius Longus

In 42 BC, Marcus Aemilius Lepidus and Lucius Plancus Munatius are consuls. Julius Caesar is deified. In October, Brutus and Cassius were defeated at the battle of Philippi by Mark Antony and Octavian, although it has not participated in the battle.

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