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Live auction - brm_417146 - OCTAVIAN Denier

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Estimate : 1 200 €
Price : 940 €
Maximum bid : 1 000 €
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 14:35:33
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 31-30 AC. ou 29 AC.
Mint name / Town : Rome ou Italie
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 3,88 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan extrêmement large et complet des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Portrait idéalisé d’Octave. Joli revers de style fin. Belle patine grise de collection ancienne


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


Reverse legend : CAESAR - DIVI. F.
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) debout à gauche sur un globe, tenant une couronne de la main droite tendue et une palme de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Cæsar Divi Filius”, (César fils du divin [Jules]).


Nous n’avons pas relevé d’identité de coin pertinente. Avec un buste à gauche, ce type semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background


(63 BC - 27 BC)

Octavian, born September 23, 63 BC in Thurium, was adopted by his great-uncle, Julius Caesar, in 45 BC. After Caesar's death, he formed the second triumvirate with Marc Antony and Lepidus and was one of the architects of the proscriptions which cost Cicero his life 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 celebrated a triple triumph in Rome (August 13-15, 29 BC). That year the temple of Julius Caesar was dedicated..

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