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Live auction - brm_469311 - OCTAVIAN Denier

OCTAVIAN Denier AU
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Estimate : 1 200 €
Price : 755 €
Maximum bid : 889 €
End of the sale : 06 March 2018 15:39:39
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 30-29 AC.
Mint name / Town : Rome ou Italie
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 3,84 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large, ovale et irrégulier, bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Très belle tête d’Octave de joli style. Revers bien venu à la frappe finement détaillé. Belle patine de médaillier avec des reflets dorés

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : IMP - CAESAR.
Reverse description : Trophée composé d’un casque, d’une cuirasse, de deux javelines et d’un bouclier posé sur un rostre de galère avec un gouvernail et une ancre posés en sautoir.
Reverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar”, (Imperator César).

Commentary


L’exemplaire de MONNAIES XVIII, n’° 271 s’est vendu 1543€ avec douze ordres en SPL.

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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