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Live auction - brm_553817 - PETILLIA Denier

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Estimate : 550 €
Price : 350 €
Maximum bid : 380 €
End of the sale : 16 June 2020 14:36:24
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Denier
Date: 43 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 3,76 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie bien centrée au droit mais légèrement décentrée au revers. Fine usure superficielle. Joli temple, bien détaillé. Patine grise avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant du stock de Bourgey (2015) et de la collection du Docteur Thierry de Craeker


Obverse description : Aigle debout à gauche sur un foudre, les ailes déployées.
Obverse translation : “Petillius Capitolinus”, (Petillius Capitolinus).


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Temple capitolin hexastyle de Jupiter Optimus Maximus, richement décoré.


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 85 coins de droit et de 74 coins de revers pour trois variétés.

Historical background


(43 BC) Petillius Capitolinus

In 43 BC, Gaius Pansa and Aulus Hirtius Vibius consuls are January 1, but they will be killed fighting against Antony and trying to clear Decimus Postumius Albinus locked in Mutina. Decimus is then murdered on the orders of Antoine Gaul. Octavian, Caesar's nephew becomes consul suffect twenty years in August. The second triumvirate was formed between Antony, Lepidus, and Octavian in November. Proscriptions are enacted, the first victim was Cicero. A member of the gens Petillia (Petillius Capitolinus), which should not be identified with the monetary triumvir, was accused of stealing the gold crown of the statue of Capitoline Jupiter. He was tried and acquitted because he was a friend of Octavian as Horace (Sat. I, 4. 24) reports.

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