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brm_474019 - OCTAVIAN Quinaire

150.00 €(Approx. 166.50$ | 136.50£)
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Type : Quinaire
Date: 29 AC.
Mint name / Town : Éphèse
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 14 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,40 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan à l’usure importante, mais parfaitement lisible et identifiable. Portrait marqué par les contremarques. Joli revers. Patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection Michel Favé


Obverse legend : CAESAR - [IMP VII].
Obverse description : Tête nue à droite (O°).
Obverse translation : “Cæsar Imperator septimum”, (César revêtu de la septième acclamation impériale).


Reverse legend : [ASIA] RECEPTA.
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) debout à gauche, tenant une couronne de la main droite et une palme de la gauche, sur la ciste mystique, de laquelle sort de chaque côté un serpent.
Reverse translation : “Asia Recepta”, (L’Asie conquise).


Poids très léger. Plusieurs contremarques sur la joue et dans le champ au droit.

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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