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Live auction - brm_628564 - OCTAVIAN Denier

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Estimate : 1 500 €
Price : 820 €
Maximum bid : 900 €
End of the sale : 09 March 2021 14:48:18
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 30-29 AC.
Mint name / Town : Rome ou Italie
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 3,78 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, légèrement décentré au revers. Superbe portrait d’Octave ainsi qu’un revers finement détaillé. Monnaie rehaussée par une agréable patine grise avec des reflets bleutés


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête nue d'Octave à droite (O°).


Reverse legend : IMP - CAESAR.
Reverse description : Trophée composé d’un casque, d’une cuirasse, de deux javelines et d’un bouclier posé sur un rostre de galère avec un gouvernail et une ancre posés en sautoir.
Reverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar”, (Imperator César).

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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