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Live auction - brm_466371 - PINARIA Denier

PINARIA Denier AU
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Estimate : 350 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 06 March 2018 14:56:33
Type : Denier
Date: 149 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,78 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré des deux côtés, légèrement fendu à 1à heures au droit. Très belle tête de Rome. Revers bien venu à la frappe. Jolie patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire a été acquis en 2006 et provient de la collection C. Oliva

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête casquée de Rome à droite ; derrière X.

Reverse


Reverse legend : NAT(TA)// ROMA.
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) dans un bige allant à droite, tenant un fouet de la main droite et les rênes de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Natta// Roma", (Natta// Rome).

Commentary


Pour ce denier, M. Crawford donne une estimation de 91 coins de droit et de 116 coins de revers.

Historical background


PINARIA

(149 BC) Pinarius Natta

This year marked the beginning of the third and final Punic War. Utica joined the Roman alliance with Masinissa, king of Numidia who also died this year. Cato, the great or the censor, who had so often wished the destruction of Carthage died before seeing his wish come true. L. Marcius Censorinus and consuls are M. Manilius.

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