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Live auction - brm_599450 - POSTUMIA Denier serratus

POSTUMIA Denier serratus AU/AU
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Estimate : 250 €
Price : 468 €
Maximum bid : 509 €
End of the sale : 28 July 2020 14:39:42
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Denier serratus
Date: 81 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,02 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie légèrement décentrée au droit, bien centrée au revers. Très joli revers, bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise

Obverse


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


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).

Commentary


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

Historical background


POSTUMIA

(81 BC) Aulus Postumius Albinus

Aulus Postumius Albinus is the grand-son of Spurius Postumius Albinus who had been consul in 110 BC It is the party of Sulla. Subsequently, it will be placed at the head of Sicily in 49 BC According to E. Babelon, it is the adoptive father of Decimus Junius Brutus.

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