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Live auction - brm_469276 - PLANCIA Denier

PLANCIA Denier AU
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2018/01/30 14:00:00
brm_469276
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Type : Denier
Date: 55 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 4,08 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré des deux côtés, un peu court au droit sur la légende. Tête élancée de Diane. Joli revers de style fin. Belle patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection P. R. B

Obverse


Obverse legend : [CN.] PLANCIVS/ AED. CVR. S. C.
Obverse description : Tête de Diane Planciana à droite, coiffée du pétase avec boucle d'oreille et collier.
Obverse translation : “Cnæus Plancius Ædilis Curulis Senatus Consulto”, (Cneius Plancius édile curule avec l’accord du Sénat).

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Bouquetin crétois à droite ; derrière à gauche arc et carquois.

Commentary


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 99 coins de droit et de 110 coins de revers. Variante avec la petite tête de Diane.

Historical background


PLANCIA

(55 BC) Cnæus Plancius

Gnaeus Plancius, a Roman knight, originally from Atina in Latium is the son of a "publicanus" (agricultural tax collector). He first served in Africa with Aulus Torquatus as propraetor. He was then under the command of the proconsul Quintus Metellus in Crete in 68 BC, then a military tribune in Macedonia in 62 BC under the command of Caius Antonius. Quaestor in the province in 58 BC under Lucius Appuleius, he became the friend of Cicero during his exile. He was tribune of the plebs in 56 BC In 55 BC, during the second consulship of Pompey and Crassus, he was curule aedile in charge of Aulus Plautius with. Before entering office, he was accused by Quintus Metellus Creticus electoral corruption and was defended by Cicero (pro Plancio). Acquitted, he remained loyal to Pompey and forced into exile at Corcyra after the triumph of Caesar.

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