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Live auction - brm_718097 - POSTUMIA Denier

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Estimate : 600 €
Price : 350 €
Maximum bid : 503 €
End of the sale : 08 March 2022 14:44:01
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Denier
Date: 48 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 4,03 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle sur un flan légèrement décentré. Portrait de toute beauté ainsi qu’un revers finement détaillé. Patine grise de collection avec reflets dorés


Obverse legend : PIETAS.
Obverse description : Tête de la Piété à droite avec boucles d’oreille et collier.
Obverse translation : “Pietas”, (La Piété).


Reverse legend : ALBINVS BRVTI F.
Reverse description : Deux mains jointes tenant un caducée ailé.
Reverse translation : “Albinus Bruti Filius”, (Albinus fils de Brutus).


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 171 coins de droit et de 190 coins de revers. Ce type semble plus rare que ne le laissent paraître les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background


(48 BC)

Decimus Junius Brutus is the son of Decimus Junius Brutus, consul in 77 BC. -VS. He is adopted by Aulus Postumius Albinus and changes his name to Decimus Postumius Albinus. He first served under the orders of Caesar in Gaul, in particular against Vercingetorix in 52 BC.. -VS. He commands the fleet in charge of the blockade of Marseilles in 49 BC.. -VS. He remained in Gaul until 45 BC.. -VS. with the government of Transalpine. He is promised the Cisalpine government with the praetorship for 44 BC. -VS. and the consulate for 42 BC. -VS. Nevertheless, he was involved in the assassination of Caesar on the Ides of March (March 15, 44 BC).. -VS. ). Decimus Postumius Albinus joins the Cisalpine in order to raise an army for the benefit of the senate. He finds himself locked up in Mutina and blocked by Marc Antoine. He was saved by the intervention of Hirtius and Pansa, the two consuls of 43 BC.. -VS. who moreover find death during the fight, then of Octave. Antony retreats to transalpine Gaul, pursued by Decimus Postumius Albinus who has received the supreme command of the republican armies. The veterans of Caesar's armies refuse to fight Antony's troops and make a pact with the adversary. Betrayed, Decimus Postumius Albinus is finally captured by a Gallic chief who executes him, in accordance with the orders of Marc Antoine.

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