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Live auction - brm_848824 - POSTUMIA Denier

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Estimate : 800 €
Price : 720 €
Maximum bid : 740 €
End of the sale : 05 September 2023 14:21:31
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 96 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 3,96 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire, idéalement centré. Très beau buste de Diane. Patine grise de collection avec de légers reflets bleutés et dorés


Obverse legend : ROMA.
Obverse description : Buste drapé et diadémé de Diane à droite ; un arc et un carquois derrière la tête.
Obverse translation : “Roma”, (Rome).


Reverse legend : A. (AL)BINVS. S.F À L’EXERGUE.
Reverse description : Trois cavaliers galopant à gauche, un guerrier et deux étandards à leur pied.
Reverse translation : “Aulus Albinus Spurii Filius”, (Aulus [Postumius] Albinus fils de Spurius).


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de vingt coins de droit et de vingt-cinq coins de revers. Ce type de denier semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background


(96 BC)

Aulus Postumius Albinus belongs to the monetary college formed by Lucius Cæcilius Metellus, Caius Poblicius Malleolus and himself. He is perhaps the son of Spurius Postumius Albinus who was consul in 110 BC. Of praetorian rank, he joined the party of the Marianists (supporters of Marius) and died at the battle of Porte Colline in 82 before J. - C. by fighting against Sylla. In 96 BC, Cnæus Domitius Ahenobarbus and Caius Cassius Longinus were consuls. Sylla becomes praetor. In Asia, he imposed as King of Cappadocia Ariobarzanes I Philoromaios (96-63 BC).

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