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Live auction - brm_617494 - QUINCTIA Denier

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Estimate : 250 €
Price : 155 €
Maximum bid : 170 €
End of the sale : 24 January 2023 14:25:38
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 126 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,89 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale, centré. Très joli revers. Patine grise de collection avec de légers reflets dorés


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête casquée de Rome à droite, coiffée du casque ailé ; derrière la tête, apex (coiffe religieuse de flamine) ; sous le menton, marque de valeur (XVI) en monogramme.


Reverse legend : ROMA À L’EXERGUE ; T-Q AU-DESSUS.
Reverse description : Les Dioscures, Castor et Pollux (les Gémeaux) à cheval, se séparant de chaque côté ; ils sont cuirassés avec le manteau flottant sur l'épaule, coiffés d'un bonnet surmonté d'une étoile, tenant chacun une javeline transversale ; dans le champ au milieu, un bouclier macédonien.
Reverse translation : “Titus Quinctius”, (Titus Quinctius).

Historical background


(126 BC)

H. Grueber thought Titus Quinctius Flaminius was the character who was consul in 123 BC, with Quintus Metellus Cæcilius. Rather we should see a familiar of this consul there, his son perhaps that would have met the burden of money in 126 BC The law of Junius Pennus Rome prohibits access to foreign "to peregrinis". Marcus Aemilius Lepidus and Lucius Aurelius Orestes were consuls. It suppressed the unrest broke out in Sardinia.

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