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Live auction - brm_768287 - POMPONIA Denier

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Type : Denier
Date: 66 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 3,32 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan large, centré des deux côtés. Très joli revers, bien détaillé. Portrait agréable. Patine grise


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d’Apollon lauré à droite ; derrière, une étoile à huit branches.


Reverse legend : Q. POMPONI/ MVSA.
Reverse description : Urania (Uranie, muse de l’Astronomie) debout à gauche, drapée, tenant sa robe de la main gauche et pointant de la main droite un bâton au-dessus d’un globe terrestre posé sur un trépied.
Reverse translation : “Quintus Pomponius/ Musa”, (Quintus Pomponius Musa).

Historical background


(66 BC)

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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