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Live auction - brm_750764 - OCTAVIAN Denier

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Estimate : 500 €
Price : 250 €
Maximum bid : 270 €
End of the sale : 07 March 2023 14:37:11
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Denier
Date: printemps - été
Date: 43 AC.
Mint name / Town : Gaule Cisalpine et Italie
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 9,50 ‰
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,70 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie légèrement décentrée. Joli revers. Usure régulière. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : C CAESAR III VIR R P C.
Obverse description : Tête nue d’Octave à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Caius Cæsar Triumvir Rei Publicae Constituandae”, (Caius César triumvir, pour la restauration de la République).


Reverse legend : // S. C.
Reverse description : Statue équestre d’Octave à droite.
Reverse translation : “Senatus Consulto”, (Avec l’accord du Sénat).

Historical background


(63 BC - 27 BC)

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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