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Live auction - brm_622636 - POMPONIA Denier

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Type : Denier
Date: 66 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 3,46 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan légèrement décentré au droit. Très beau revers, finement détaillé. Patine grise de collection


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Apollon à droite ; derrière la tête, une fleur.


Reverse legend : Q. POMPONI/ MVSA.
Reverse description : Terpischore, muse de la Danse debout à droite, tenant un plectrum de la main droite et une lyre de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Quintus Pomponius/ Musa”, (Quintus Pomponius Musa).


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation inférieure à dix coins de droit et de onze coins de revers pour quatre variétés. Nous avons deux variétés pour le droit avec la fleur ou la tortue derrière la tête d’Apollon et deux variétés pour le revers avec légende normale ou inversée.

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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