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Live auction - brm_542003 - OCTAVIAN Denier

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Estimate : 520 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 30 July 2019 14:28:14
Type : Denier
Date: automne 32 - automne 31 AC.
Date: 32-31
Mint name / Town : Italie ou Rome
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 3,59 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale, bien centré des deux côtés. Joli portrait de Vénus. Métal légèrement griffé au revers mais il reste agréable. Patine grise de collection
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection Luc Corso


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée de Vénus à droite avec collier et pendants d’oreilles.


Reverse legend : CAESAR - DIVI F.
Reverse description : Octave debout de face, tourné à gauche, vêtu militairement, tendant la main droite et tenant une haste transversale de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Cæsar divi filius”, (César fils du divin).

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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