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E-auction 303-222003 - NORBANA Denier

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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 71 €
Maximum bid : 75 €
End of the sale : 04 February 2019 14:17:30
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 83 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 4,09 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés à l’usure importante, mais lisible et identifiable. Patine de collecton ancienne


Obverse legend : C. NORBANVS.
Obverse description : Tête de Vénus diadémée à droite ; derrière marque de contrôle, CVI (106).
Obverse translation : “Caius Norbanus”, (Caius Norbanus).


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Épi de blé, faisceau de licteur et caducée.


La monnaie a des traces de monture sur la tranche. Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 156 coins de droit et de 173 coins de revers. Les coins sont numérotés de I à CCXXVIIIII (1 à 229).

Historical background


(83 BC) Caius Norbanus

Caius Norbanus father money, was consul Lucius Cornelius Scipio with Asiaticus in 83 BC Sulla arrived in Italy supported by Pompey and civil war broke out the following year. Favorable Marius troops were crushed at the Battle of the Colline Gate and terrible proscriptions ensued in Rome. Sulla became dictator following year, but abdicated in AD 79 and died the following year in Campania. Caius Norbanus, money was praetor in 43 BC and consul in 38 BC.

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