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Live auction - brm_648582 - POSTUMIA Denier serratus

POSTUMIA Denier serratus AU
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Estimate : 250 €
Price : 405 €
Maximum bid : 405 €
End of the sale : 27 April 2021 14:50:46
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Denier serratus
Date: 81 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 10 h.
Weight : 3,86 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Joli revers ainsi qu’un buste agréable. Patine grise


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste drapé de Diane à droite avec l’arc et le carquois sur l’épaule ; au-dessus de la tête, un bucrane vu de face.


Reverse legend : A. POST. - A. F. / S. N. (AL)BIN VERTICALEMENT.
Reverse description : Romain debout à gauche sur un rocher, vêtu de la toge (adlocutio), devant un bœuf debout à droite, placé devant un autel paré et allumé.
Reverse translation : “Aulus Postumius Auli Filius Spuri Nepos Albinus”, (Aulus Postumius fils d’Aulus Spurius petit-fils d’Albin).


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 90 coins de droit et de 100 coins de revers.

Historical background


(81 BC)

The Postumia gens is a family of patrician origin. Aulus Postumius Albinus is the grandson of Spurius Postumius Albinus, consul in 110 BC. He belongs to Sulla's party and will later be placed at the head of Sicily in 49 BC. According to E. Babelon, he is the adoptive father of Decimus Junius Brutus.

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