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Live auction - brm_636689 - POMPEIA Denier

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Estimate : 800 €
Price : 559 €
Maximum bid : 559 €
End of the sale : 09 March 2021 14:35:40
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 137 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,92 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire, idéalement centré. Magnifique scène au revers avec une louve finement détaillée. Beau portrait de Rome. Patine grise avec de légers reflets dorés


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête casquée de Rome à droite ; derrière un vase ; X sous le menton.


Reverse legend : F-OSTLV-S/ SEX. PO// ROMA.
Reverse description : La Louve debout à droite, allaitant Rémus et Romulus ; derrière, un arbre (Ficus Ruminalis) sur lequel sont perchés trois oiseaux et Faustulus appuyé sur un bâton.
Reverse translation : “Sextus Pompeius Fostulus//Roma”, (Sextus Pompée Fostulus// Rome).

Historical background


(137 BC) Sextus Pompeius Faustulus

Marcus Aemilius Lepidus and Gaius Porcina Hostilius Mancinus are consuls in 137 BC The war raged in Hispania. The Celtibères revolted and pacification will take ten years. In 137, Decimus Brutus if progressing Lusitania, the consul Caius Hostilius Mancinus is beaten and forced to surrender. A temporary peace treaty is signed, then broken. The war ended with the decision of Numancia by Scipio Aemilianus in 133 BC In 137 BC, the "lex Cassia" makes it mandatory secret ballot during the trial.

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