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Live auction - brm_807014 - NORBANA Denier

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Estimate : 250 €
Price : 125 €
Maximum bid : 125 €
End of the sale : 24 January 2023 14:27:46
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Denier
Date: 83 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 3,83 g.
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Joli revers, bien venu à la frappe. Portrait agréable. Patine grise


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


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


Les coins sont numérotés de I à CCXXVIIIII (1 à 229).

Historical background


(83 BC)

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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