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Live auction - brm_661489 - OCTAVIAN Denier

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Estimate : 1 000 €
Price : 920 €
Maximum bid : 950 €
End of the sale : 15 June 2021 14:43:59
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 37 AC.
Mint name / Town : Atelier itinérant avec Octave, Italie
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 4,13 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire sur un flan ovale, légèrement décentré au revers. Très beau instruments, de haut relief. Joli portrait finement détaillé. Patine grise


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 legend : COS ITER ET TER DESIG.
Reverse description : Instruments pontificaux : simpulum, aspersoir, vase à sacrifice, “capis” et lituus.
Reverse translation : “Consul Iterum et tertium Designatus”, (Consul pour la seconde fois désigné pour la troisième fois).


Pour ce type, Michael Crawford a relevé une estimation inférieure à trente-neuf coins de droit et inférieure à quarante-trois coins de revers pour quatre variétés. Un exemplaire FDC a été vendu par NAC 6000 CHF (NAC, Auction 114, lot n° 549).

Historical background


(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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