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Live auction - brm_564829 - POBLICIA Denier

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Type : Denier
Date: 96 AC.
Mint name / Town : Italie
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 3,91 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, bien centré des deux côtés. Joli portrait. Usure régulière. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection Jean-Christophe Payen


Obverse legend : L. METEL - A. ALB. S. F..
Obverse description : Tête laurée d'Apollon à droite ; au-dessous, un croissant.
Obverse translation : “Lucius Metellus A. [Postumius] Albinus S. F.”, (Lucius Metellus et A. Postumius Albinus).


Reverse legend : C. MALL// ROMA À L'EXERGUE.
Reverse description : Rome assise à gauche sur des boucliers, tenant une haste de la main droite et le parazonium de la gauche, couronnée par la Victoire debout derrière elle.
Reverse translation : “Caius Malleolus// Roma”, (Caius Malleolus// Rome).


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de dix coins de droit et de douze coins de revers pour trois variétés. Ce type semble en fait plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrage généraux.

Historical background


(96 BC) Caius Publicius Malleolus

Marius had donned his sixth consulship in 100 BC, the year of the birth of Caesar. In 98 BC, Marius leaves Rome for Asia. and "lex Caecilia Didia" is taken against foreigners. Two years later, the "lex Licinia Mucia" excludes allies of Rome, conflict led to the Social War. In 97 Sulla became praetor Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus while and Gaius Cassius Longinus were Consuls.

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