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Live auction - brm_859216 - OCTAVIAN Denier

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Type : Denier
Date: août
Date: 29 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,73 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan large et bien centré. Joli revers ainsi qu’une Victoire finement détaillée. Patine grise


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) debout à droite sur une proue de navire, tenant une couronne de la main droite tendue et une palme reposant sur l’épaule gauche.


Reverse legend : IMP CAESAR À L’EXERGUE.
Reverse description : Octave dans un quadrige au pas à droite, tenant une branche de laurier de la main droite et les rênes de la main gauche ; grènetis circulaire.
Reverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar”, (Imperator César).

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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