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E-auction 376-288598 - brm_586097 - NEMAUSUS - NÎMES Dupondius COL NEM (as), coupé en deux

NEMAUSUS - NÎMES Dupondius COL NEM (as), coupé en deux XF
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Estimate : 90 €
Price : 31 €
Maximum bid : 33 €
End of the sale : 29 June 2020 14:35:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Dupondius COL NEM (as), coupé en deux
Date: c. 16/15-10 AC.
Mint name / Town : Nîmes
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 6,31 g.
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire recouvert d’une magnifique patine vert foncé !
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IM[P]// DIV[I F].
Obverse description : Tête d'Auguste coiffée de la couronne de laurier à droite.
Obverse translation : “Imperator Divi Filius”, (L’imperator fils du divin).

Reverse


Reverse legend : [COL] - NEM.
Reverse description : Crocodile enchaîné à un palmier qui est surmonté d'une couronne.
Reverse translation : “Colonia Nemausus”, (Colonie de Nîmes).

Historical background


Némausus - NIMES

(First century BC - first century AD)

Nemausus (Nîmes) was the capital of Volques Arécomiques. According to the mint, it suffers greatly influence Marseille. During the first century BCE to counterbalance the influence of Narbonne, she supported the revolt of Sertorius in Spain against Metellus and Pompey? Colony Nimes seems to have been founded by Tiberius Nero, Livia's husband and the father of Tiberius and Drusus Senior, 45 or 44 before J. C-. Some authors see rather a creation of Caesar himself back from the Spanish campaign. The city received the "jus Latinum". After the battle of Actium in 31 J. C-. , Marking the Octavian and Agrippa victory over the fleet of Marc Antony and Cleopatra and the conquest of Egypt the following year, Octave demobilization part of his legions become too numerous after victory. Veterans received their "honesta missio", a sort of retirement in cash and property funds. Many veterans came to settle in the province of Narbonne and a large contingent settled in Nîmes. The mint seems very important to start from 27 before J. C-. shows the commercial dynamism of the city which became one of the richest in the region and has left us an impressive monuments (the Pont du Gard, the Maison Carree). The city changed status before 24 J. C-. And became a Roman colony under the name of "Colonia Augusta Nemausus" and dominating the territory Volques Arécomiques.

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