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Live auction - brm_541994 - POSTUMIA Denier

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Estimate : 450 €
Price : 525 €
Maximum bid : 550 €
End of the sale : 30 July 2019 14:25:50
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 48 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,80 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire sur un flan bien centré au revers mais légèrement décentré au droit. Magnifique portrait de la Piété. Belle patine grise avec des reflets bleutés et dorés
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection Luc Corso


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 Postumius Albinus

Decimus Junius Brutus was the son of Decimus Junius Brutus, consul in 77 before J. C-. It was adopted by Aulus Postumius Albinus and changed his name Decimus Postumius Albinus. He served first under the orders of Caesar in Gaul, especially against Vercingetorix in 52 J. C-. He ordered the loaded fleet blockaded Marseille before 49 J. C-. He remained in Gaul until 45 before J. C-. with the government of Transalpine. He saw promise the government of Cisalpine with the courthouse for 44 before J. C-. and the consulate before 42 J. C-. Nevertheless, he dipped in Caesar's assassination on the Ides of March (15 March 44 before J. C-. ). Decimus Postumius Albinius joined the Cisalpine to raise an army in favor of the Senate. He found himself locked in Mutina and blocked by Marc Antoine. He was saved by the intervention of Hirtius and Pansa, the two consuls before 43 J. C-. who also died during the fight, then Octave. Antoine retreated to Transalpine Gaul, pursued by Decimus Postumius Albinius who had received the supreme command of the republican armies. Veterans of Caesar's armies refused to fight the forces of Antony and pactisèrent with the opponent. Betrayed, Decimus Postumius Albinius was finally captured by a Gaulish chief who executed, following the orders of Mark Antony.

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