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E-auction 265-186916 - brm_441522 - RENIA Denier

RENIA Denier XF
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Estimate : 115 €
Price : 72 €
Maximum bid : 74 €
End of the sale : 14 May 2018 14:16:30
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 138 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,83 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré. Usure régulière. Belle patine grise aux reflets bleutés

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête casquée de Rome à droite ; derrière X.

Reverse


Reverse legend : C. RENI// ROMA.
Reverse description : Junon dans un bige de chèvres galopant à droite, tenant un sceptre et les rênes de la main gauche et un fouet de la main droite.
Reverse translation : “Caius Renius// Roma”, (Caius Renius// Rome).

Commentary


Pour ce denier, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 141 coins de droit et de 176 coins de revers.

Historical background


RENIA

(138 BC)

We know only a few things about this people, especially known by some inscriptions and coins of Gaius Renius, then triumvir monetalis. The presence of Juno Sospita on the coins could indicate a provenance from Lanuvium.

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