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Live auction - brm_858278 - OCTAVIAN Denier

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Type : Denier
Date: automne 30 - été 29 AC.
Date: 30-29 AC.
Mint name / Town : Rome ou Italie
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 3,98 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan large, centré. Joli portrait d’Octave. Revers agréable, bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise


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


Reverse legend : IMP - CAESAR.
Reverse description : Terme (cippe) de Jupiter Terminus ityphallique posé sur un foudre surmonté d’un buste sous les traits d’Octave lauré avec des bandelettes pendantes.
Reverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar”, (Imperator César).


Contremarque au droit et au revers. Au revers, Octave est assimilé à Jupiter Terminus. Il est donc sacré et marque le respect de la tradition, une sorte de nouveau contrat entre le Peuple et lui, garant des institutions et de la propriété.

Historical background


(63 BC - 27 BC)

Octave, born on September 23, 63 BC in Thurium, was adopted by his uncle, Julius Caesar, in 45 BC. After Caesar's death, he formed the second triumvirate with Marc Antoine and Lépide and is one of the architects of the proscriptions which cost the life 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, Octave celebrated a triple triumph in Rome (August 13-15, 29 BC). This year takes place the dedication of the temple of Julius Caesar.

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