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Live auction - brm_718113 - PLAUTIA Denier

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Estimate : 600 €
Price : 350 €
Maximum bid : 350 €
End of the sale : 08 March 2022 14:43:01
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Denier
Date: 60 AC
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : + 950 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 3,67 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie bien centrée. Très joli portrait de Neptune. Patine grise de collection


Obverse legend : P. YPSAE. S. C..
Obverse description : Tête de Neptune à droite ; derrière, un trident ornementé.
Obverse translation : (Publius Hypsæus avec l'accord du Sénat).


Reverse description : Jupiter dans un quadrige galopant à gauche.
Reverse translation : (Gaius Hypsæus, consul, capture Privernum).


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de trente-quatre coins de droit et de trente-huit coins de revers pour deux variétés différentes.

Historical background


(58 BC) Publius Plautius Hypsæus

P. Plautius was curule aedile in 58 BC with Marcus Aemilius Scaurus and received Senate approval to enroll their common currency. He belonged to a senatorial family since Marcus Plautius Hypsæus was consul in 125 BC They gave of great games. Upon leaving office, Plautius obtained the praetorship in 55 and 54 BC It was to the consulate in 52 BC He was one of the candidates of Pompey. Publius Clodius was killed by Milo enemy Plautius January 18, 52 BC Pompey was appointed sole consul to restore order and security in Rome where rival gangs clashed. Metellus Scipio is the son of Pompey, who shared the consulate. Publius Plautius Hypsæus was discarded and rejected by Pompey, his ally yesterday before being sentenced and exiled. He then disappears from history.

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