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Live auction - brm_479580 - NAEVIA Denier serratus

NAEVIA Denier serratus AU
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Estimate : 280 €
Price : 215 €
Maximum bid : 220 €
End of the sale : 10 April 2018 14:24:14
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Denier serratus
Date: 79 AC.
Mint name / Town : Rome ou Italie
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 3,73 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Très belle tête de Vénus. Joli revers de style fin. Très belle patine de médaillier avec des reflets dorés et bleutés irisés

Obverse


Obverse legend : S. C.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée de Vénus à droite.
Obverse translation : “Senatus Consulto”, (avec l’accord du Sénat).

Reverse


Reverse legend : CNÆ B(AL)B.
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) dans un trige galopant à droite, tenant les rênes des deux mains ; au dessus, X (10).
Reverse translation : “Cnæus Nævius Balbus”, (Cneius Naevius Balbus).

Commentary


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 280 coins de droit et de 311 coins de revers.

Historical background


Naevia

(79 BC) Caius Nævius Balbus

Publius Servilius and Appius Claudius Pulcher Vatia were consuls in 79 BC Sulla then abandoned the dictatorship and retired to Campania. Spain, Quintus Metellus Pius Cæcilius was defeated by Sertorius. Cicero visited Athens and Rhodes. Upon leaving office, Publius Servius received an imperium to fight pirates in Lycia, Pamphylia and Isauria.

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