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Live auction - brm_469533 - PROCILIA Denier

PROCILIA Denier AU/AU
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Estimate : 350 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 30 January 2018 14:23:10
Type : Denier
Date: 80 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 10 h.
Weight : 3,96 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré, un peu court au revers sur la tête de Junon Sospita. Belle tête de Jupiter. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Patine de collection ancienne
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection O. B

Obverse


Obverse legend : S.C.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Jupiter à droite.
Obverse translation : “Senatus Consulto”, (avec l’accord du Sénat).

Reverse


Reverse legend : L. PROCILI/ F VERTICALEMENT.
Reverse description : Junon Sospita, combattant à droite, coiffée de la peau de chèvre, brandissant une javeline de la main droite et tenant un bouclier de la main gauche ; dans le champ à droite, un serpent.
Reverse translation : “Lucius Procilius Filius”, (Lucius Procilius fils).

Commentary


Ce denier n’est pas serratus comme c’est normalement le cas; Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 104 coins de droit et de 116 coins de revers.

Historical background


Procilia

(80 BC) Lucius Procilius

Lucius Procilius seems to be a historian, a contemporary of Cicero, and could be identified with the tribune of the plebs in 56 BC Clodius, who was accused by two years later violence and was sentenced.

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