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Live auction - brm_463406 - OCTAVIAN Denier

OCTAVIAN Denier AU
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Estimate : 900 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 06 March 2018 15:37:54
Type : Denier
Date: 42 AC.
Mint name / Town : Italie
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 3,87 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale avec un plat sur le portrait. Joli revers. Patine grise
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection Robert Couet

Obverse


Obverse legend : CAESAR III - VIR. R. P. C.
Obverse description : Tête nue d'Octave à droite, légèrement barbu (O°).
Obverse translation : “Cæsar Triumvir Rei Publicæ Constituandæ”, (César triumvir pour la restauration de la République.

Reverse


Reverse legend : C(AE)S(AR) DICT PER INSCRIT SUR LA BASE DU SIÈGE.
Reverse description : Chaise curule surmontée d'une couronne.
Reverse translation : “Cæsar Dictator Perpetuo”, (César Dictateur perpétuel).

Commentary


Pour ce type, Michael Crawford a relevé une estimation inférieure à trente coins de droit et inférieure à trente-trois coins de revers pour quatre variétés. Quant à eux, les auteurs du Catàlogo ont relevé six variétés différentes pour ce denier. Ce type est en fait beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux. Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé quatre exemplaires provenant des dépôts d’Avvetrana (2 ex.), de Gallignano (1 ex.) et de Terranova (1 ex.). L’exemplaire de e-MONNAIES 1 s’est vendu 1.400€ avec huit offres sur une estimation en SUP de 600/1.200€.

Historical background


OCTAVE

(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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