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Live auction - brm_753381 - PORCIA Denier serratus

PORCIA Denier serratus AU
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Estimate : 400 €
Price : 200 €
Maximum bid : 200 €
End of the sale : 26 July 2022 14:32:13
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Denier serratus
Date: 118 AC.
Mint name / Town : Narbonne
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,89 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan légèrement décentré. Très beau revers, finement détaillé. Patine grise

Obverse


Obverse legend : L. PORCI - LICI.
Obverse description : Tête casquée de Rome à droite ; derrière la tête, marque de valeur, (XVI).
Obverse translation : “Lucius Pomponius Cnæi Filius”, (Lucius Pomponius, fils de Cneius).

Reverse


Reverse legend : L. LIC. CN. DOM À L'EXERGUE.
Reverse description : Bige galopant à droite, conduit par Bituit, brandissant une lance de la main droite, et tenant un bouclier, le carnyx et les rênes de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Lucius Licinius/ Cnæus Domitius”, (Lucius Licinius/ Cneius Domitius).

Commentary


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de quarante-huit coins de droit et de 60 coins de revers. Ce denier semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laisse présager l’estimation du nombre de coins. Ce denier, qui appartient à une série monétaire qui en comporte cinq, est très important pour l’histoire de la Provincia (Provence) et de la Gaule et se trouve être l’un des plus rares. Dans les trésors, seuls vingt-neuf exemplaires ont été relevés, provenant des dépôts de Fiesole (3 ex.), de Syracuse (3 ex.), de Berchidda (6 ex.), de Monte Condruzzo (4 ex.), de San Giuliano (3 ex.), d’Alvignano (1 ex.), d’Avvetrana (3 ex.), de Pontecorvo (1 ex.), de Casaleone (4 ex.) et de Vigatto (1 ex.).

Historical background


PORCIA

(118 BC) Lucius Porcius Licinius

Quintus Fabius Maximus and Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus, respectively consuls in 122 and 121 BC, won a brilliant victory over the allied troops Savoyards and Arverni commissioned by the king arverne Bituitus in 121 BC that also put an end to the empire Arverne, ushered the Savoyards in orbit as the Roman client tribe and brought the "civitates" Gallic to emancipate themselves from the tutelage Arverne. The bursting of Gaul multiple entities should allow Rome to establish a lasting peace in the new province (Provincia) held from 118 BC and "divide and conquer". Bituitus taken prisoner, took part in the triumph of Quintus Fabius Maximus, his conqueror in his own carriage in sterling silver, before being executed by strangulation as was the tradition.

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