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Live auction - brm_612539 - PLAUTIA Denier

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Estimate : 600 €
Price : 430 €
Maximum bid : 450 €
End of the sale : 08 September 2020 14:52:39
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 47 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 4,08 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan large et bien centré des deux côtés. Joli portrait de Méduse ainsi qu’un agréable revers. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection J. H


Obverse legend : L. PLAVTIVS.
Obverse description : Tête de Méduse de face, les cheveux terminés par des serpents.
Obverse translation : “Lucius Plautius”, (Lucius Plautius).


Reverse legend : PLANCVS.
Reverse description : Aurore ailée volant à droite et conduisant les quatre chevaux du soleil.
Reverse translation : “Plancus”, (Plancus).


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 195 coins de droit et de 217 coins de revers pour cinq variétés.

Historical background


(47 BC) Lucius Plautius Plancus

Lucius Plautius Plancus was the brother of Lucius Minucius Plancus, but Lucius Plautius was adopted in Plautia people. Lucius Minucius Plancus was the prefect of the city in 45 BC before becoming Comata proconsul of Gaul (Gaul hairy) in 43 BC It was he who founded Copia, better known Roman colony the name of Lyon. Plautius Plancus was first called Gaius Munatius Plancus before being adopted by Lucius Plautius. Unfortunately for him, as Cicero, Lucius Plautius Plancus was proscribed in 43 BC, his property confiscated and he was executed.

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