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Live auction - brm_469517 - PLAUTIA Denier

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Estimate : 350 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 30 January 2018 14:28:38
Type : Denier
Date: 55 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 3,91 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré. Belle tête de Cybèle. Joli revers. Patine grise avec des reflets dorés
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection O. B


Obverse legend : A PLAVTIVS/ AED. CVR. S. C.
Obverse description : Buste tourelé de Cybèle à droite, les cheveux longs tombant sur la nuque avec boucle d’oreille.
Obverse translation : “Aulus Plautius Ædilis Curulis Senatus Consulto”, (Aulus Plautius Édile curule par décret du Sénat).


Reverse legend : BACCHIVS// IVDAEVS.
Reverse description : Bacchius (Aristobule) agenouillé, tenant la bride de son dromadaire de la main gauche et tendant une branche d’olivier de la main droite.
Reverse translation : “Bacchius// Iudæus”, (Bacchius// le Juif).


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 135 coins de droit et de 150 coins de revers pour deux variétés. Ce denier semble plus rare que ne le laissent paraître les ouvrages généraux. Ce denier est l’une des premières pièces romaines où figure le nom de IVDAEVS/Juif plus d’un siècle avant la conquête romaine de Titus.

Historical background


(55 BC) Aulus Plautius

In 55, Pompey and Crassus were consuls together for the second time. Their first joint consulate dated 70 BC That same year the "lex Pompeia Licinian Trebonia and" spent the powers of the triumvirate in 59 BC by Julius Caesar and the two aforementioned. Caesar began his first campaign in Brittany. A. Plautius was tribune of the plebs in 56 BC, then curule aedile in 55 BC before accessing the praetorship in 51 BC He was perhaps the son of Plautius who was tribune of the plebs in 70 BC, Pompey then legate of Syria during the war.

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