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Live auction - brm_623240 - OPIMIA Denier

OPIMIA Denier AU
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2021/01/26 14:00:00
brm_623240
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Type : Denier
Date: 131 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 3,92 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire à l’usure superficielle, recouvert d’une belle patine de collection ancienne

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête casquée de Rome à droite, coiffée du casque ailé ; derrière la tête, une couronne ; sous le menton, marque de valeur (XVI) en monogramme.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ROMA À L'EXERGUE ; L. OPEIMI EN MONOGRAMME AU-DESSUS DU CARTOUCHE.
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) dans un quadrige galopant à droite, tenant une couronne de la main droite et les rênes de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Lucius Opeimius// Roma”, (Lucius Opimius// Rome).

Historical background


OPIMIA

(131 BC) Lucius Opimius

Lucius Opimius has been identified as one of the consuls of the year 121 BC and was praetor in 125 BC Part of the senatorial party, he was one of the main opponents of reform land of the Gracchi. The consuls for the year 131 BC are Publius Licinius Crassus and Lucius Valerius Flaccus Mucianus. Rome still feeling the effects of the murder of Tribune Tiberius Gracchus (the Gracchi) two years ago. The slave revolt was crushed in blood and 132 BC Sicily reorganized under the "lex Rupilia". In 131 BC, the "lex Tabellaria" or "law tabular" tribune Papirius Carbo aims to introduce the secret ballot for the election of Comices and the possibility of re-election of the tribunes of the plebs.

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