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Live auction - brm_340963 - OCTAVIAN denier

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Estimate : 1 500 €
Price : 750 €
Maximum bid : 800 €
End of the sale : 03 December 2014 15:19:13
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 : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 10 h.
Weight : 3,82 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan épais bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Belle tête juvénile d’Octave. Revers légèrement stylisé. Patine grise superficielle avec des reflets dorés
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection de M. Robert Couet


Obverse legend : C. CAESAR - IMP.
Obverse description : Tête nue d’Octave à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Caius Cæsar Imperator”, (Caius César Imperator).


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


Pour ce type M. Crawford a relevé une estimation inférieure à trente coins de droit et à trente-trois coins de revers. Ce type semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux. C’est la première fois que nous proposons ce type à la vente.

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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