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Live auction - brm_553078 - OCTAVIAN Denier

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Estimate : 550 €
Price : 455 €
Maximum bid : 489 €
End of the sale : 29 October 2019 14:33:46
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: automne 30 - été 29 AC.
Date: 30-29 AC.
Mint name / Town : Italie ou Rome
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 3,34 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie bien centrée. Usure régulière. Joli revers avec des détails visibles. Portrait agréable. Patine grise
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection Luc Corso


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


Reverse legend : IMP - CAESAR.
Reverse description : Arc de triomphe orné de la légende dans l’entablement et surmonté d’un quadrige de face conduit par Octave comme aurige.
Reverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar”, (Imperator César).


Petite contremarque sur le cou d’Octave. La seule représentation de l’arc Actien d’Octave. Le quadrige placé au-dessus de l’arc, n’est pas sans rappeler la “plastique” des chevaux de la place Saint-Marc.

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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