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Live auction - brm_648585 - POMPEIA Denier

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Estimate : 400 €
Price : 280 €
Maximum bid : 280 €
End of the sale : 27 April 2021 14:39:28
bidders : 7 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:
Monnaie centrée des deux côtés. Joli revers ainsi qu’un très beau portrait de Rome. Patine grise


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)

The Pompeia gens is a plebeian family which frequently holds high office after Quintus Pompey obtained the consulship in 141 AC The most illustrious character of this family is Caius Pompey, member of the first triumvirate with Julius Caesar and Crassus in 60 AC.

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