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Live auction - brm_623959 - POMPEIA Denier

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Estimate : 600 €
Price : 561 €
Maximum bid : 750 €
End of the sale : 09 March 2021 14:40:49
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 54 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 3,96 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire, finement détaillé sur un flan idéalement centré. Patine de médailler avec des reflets bleutés et dorés
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection J. H


Obverse legend : Q. POMPEI. Q. F./ RVFVS // COS SUR UNE TABLETTE.
Obverse description : Chaise curule placée sur une estrade, entre une flèche et une branche de laurier.
Obverse translation : “Quintus Pompeius Quinti Filius Rufus Consul”, (Quintus Pompeius fils de Quintus Rufus, consul).


Reverse description : Chaise curule placée sur une estrade, entre un lituus et une couronne.
Reverse translation : “Sulla Consul/ Quintus Pompeius Rufus”, (Sylla consul, Quintus Pompeius Rufus).


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 111 coins de droit et de 123 coins de revers.

Historical background


(54 BC) Quintus Pompeius Rufus

Quintus Pompeius Rufus was the son of Cornelia, daughter of Sylla, and also the grand-son of Quintus Pompeius Rufus who was consul with Sulla in 88 BC Pompeius Rufus was a strong supporter of Pompey he followed Greece. Quintus Pompeius Rufus was tribune of the plebs in 52 BC (R. Syme, p. 558 note 16). He took Pompey and took part in the elimination of Milo, the murderer of Clodius. At the end of the bench, he was accused of violating the law "vi" which is why he was condemned and exiled. He died at Bauli in Campania. His son, Gnaeus Pompeius will suffect consul in 31 BC.

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