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Live auction - brm_618208 - POMPONIA Denier

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Estimate : 400 €
Price : 330 €
Maximum bid : 340 €
End of the sale : 09 March 2021 14:38:59
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 66 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,68 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie légèrement décentrée à l’usure régulière. Joli revers. Patine grise de collection
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection J. H


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d’Apollon lauré à droite ; derrière, rouleau posé verticalement dans son étui.


Reverse legend : Q. POMPONI/ MVSA.
Reverse description : Clio (muse de l’Histoire) drapée debout à gauche, tenant un rouleau de la main droite, le coude gauche appuyé sur une colonne.
Reverse translation : “Quintus Pomponius/ Musa”, (Quintus Pomponius Musa).

Historical background


(66 BC) Quintus Pomponius Musa

Marcus Aemilius Lepidus and Lucius Volcaius Tullus were consuls in 66 BC The previous year, the "lex Gabinia" the consul Marcus Acilius Glabrio gave a "Imperium maius" Pompey to fight pirates ravaging and ransom the Eastern Mediterranean. It cleans the "Mare Nostrum" in three months. In 66 BC, he received thanks to the "lex Manlia" supreme command against Mithridates VI of Pontus (121-63 BC). It replaces Lucullus and combines with Phraates III (70-57 BC). Phraates invaded Armenia and defeated Tigranes (97-56 BC). Betrayed by his son Pharnaces Mithridates VI is defeated, and fled to the Crimea. He was finally assassinated in 63 BC to Panticapaeum.

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