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Live auction - brm_479693 - PUPIENUS Denier

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Estimate : 650 €
Price : 380 €
Maximum bid : 380 €
End of the sale : 10 April 2018 14:47:01
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Denier
Date: 238
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 3,57 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et irrégulier, bien centré. Beau portrait de Pupien. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : IMP C M CLOD PVPIENVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et drapé de Pupien à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*21).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Marcus Clodius Pupienus Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Marc Claude Pupien auguste).


Reverse legend : P M TR P C-OS II P P.
Reverse description : Felicitas (la Félicité) drapée debout à gauche, tenant un caducée de la main droite et un sceptre de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestas Consul iterum Pater Patriæ”, (Grand pontife revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne consul pour la deuxième fois père de la patrie).


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3. Ptéryges fines sous le paludamentum.

Historical background


(02-04/05/238) Marcus Clodius Pupienus Maximus

Pupien was proclaimed emperor together Balbin. After the death of Maximin, he returned to Rome. Some disagreement arose between the two co-emperors who eventually were both murdered by the Praetorian between late April and early May after the new timeline established by A. and M. Christol Chastagnol.

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