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Live auction - brm_579155 - NAEVIA Denier serratus

NAEVIA Denier serratus AU
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Type : Denier serratus
Date: 79 AC.
Mint name / Town : Rome ou Italie
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 3,75 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré présentant quelques faiblesses. Très beau revers. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de Gorny & Mosch (mars 2009)


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


Reverse legend : C. NÆ B(AL)B.
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) dans un trige galopant à droite, tenant les rênes des deux mains ; au-dessus, marque de contrôle CLXIIII (164).
Reverse translation : “Cnæus Nævius Balbus”, (Cneius Naevius Balbus).


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

Historical background


(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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