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Live auction - brm_787710 - POSTUMIA Denier

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Estimate : 500 €
Price : 299 €
Maximum bid : 461 €
End of the sale : 07 March 2023 14:34:34
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 48 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 3,71 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire, centré des deux côtés. Joli portrait ainsi qu’un revers finement détaillé. Patine grise avec des reflets dorés


Obverse legend : A. POSTVMIVS - COS.
Obverse description : Tête nue du consul Aulus Postumius à droite.
Obverse translation : “Aulus Postumius Consul”, (Aulus Postumius consul).


Reverse legend : ALBINV./ BRVTI. F.
Reverse description : Légende en deux lignes dans une couronne d’épis.
Reverse translation : “Albinus Bruti Filius”, (Albinus fils de Brutus).

Historical background


(48 BC)

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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