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Live auction - brm_341001 - OCTAVIAN Denier

OCTAVIAN Denier MS
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Estimate : 1 200 €
Price : 2 600 €
Maximum bid : 3 787 €
End of the sale : 03 December 2014 15:22:52
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: printemps - été
Date: c. 36 AC.
Mint name / Town : Rome ou Italie
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 17,5, mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,97 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle sur un petit flan épais, bien centré des deux côtés. Magnifique portrait d’Octave barbu. Revers de toute beauté, finement détaillé. Patine grise superficielle avec des reflets dorés. Conserve l’intégralité de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection de M. Robert Couet

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP. CAESAR DIVI. F. III. VIR. ITER. R. P. C..
Obverse description : Tête nue d'Octave à droite, légèrement barbu (O°).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Divi Filius Triumvir Iterum Rei Publicæ Constituandæ”, (Imperator Octave fils du divin Jules, triumvir pour la seconde fois pour la restauration de la République).

Reverse


Reverse legend : COS ITER ET TER DESIG/ DIVO IVL.
Reverse description : Temple tétrastyle du divin Jules avec le fronton triangulaire orné d’un astre (sidus Iulium) et inscription dans l’architrave.
Reverse translation : “Consul Iterum et Tertium Designatus/ Divo Iulio”, (Consul pour la seconde fois désigné pour la troisième fois/ au divin Jules).

Commentary


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

Historical background


OCTAVE

(63 BC - 27 BC) Caius Julius Cæsar Octavianus

Octave, born September 23, 63 BC to Thurium, was adopted by his uncle, Julius Caesar, in 45 BC After Caesar's death, he formed the second Triumvirate with Mark Antony and Lepidus and was one of the architects of proscriptions which cost the lives of Cicero in 43 BC In 42 BC, Brutus and Cassius were defeated at Philippi, where they committed suicide. After the naval battle of Actium (31 BC) and the conquest of Egypt the following year, Octavian in Rome celebrated a triple triumph (13-15 August 29 BC). That year was held the dedication of the temple of Julius Caesar.

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