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Live auction - brm_715188 - ROMAN REPUBLIC - ANONYMOUS Denier

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Estimate : 700 €
Price : 450 €
Maximum bid : 500 €
End of the sale : 08 March 2022 14:39:43
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 86 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 3,72 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée présentant un joli portrait d’Apollon. Revers agréable. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d'Apollon Véjovis à droite surmontant un foudre.


Reverse legend : GAR// OG(VL). VER..
Reverse description : Jupiter dans un quadrige galopant à droite, brandissant un foudre de la main droite et tenant les rênes de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Vergilia, Gargilia, Ogulnia”, (Vergilia, Gargilia, Ogulnia).


Pour ce type, toutes variétés confondues, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 30 coins de droit et 33 coins de revers. Avec cinq variétés, ce type est un des deniers les plus rares pour la République.

Historical background


(86 BC)

Lucius Cornelius Cinna and Caius Marius are consuls in 86 BC Marius is consul for the seventh time when he dies in January, replaced by Lucius Valerius Flaccus. Cinna will also be consul without interruption from 87 to 84 before being assassinated. Sylla takes Athens and, after the battles of Chaeronea and Orchomene, signs the peace of Dardanus with Mithridates VI of Pontus (120-63 BC). Nicomedes IV of Bithynia (94-74 BC) and Ariobarzanes I of Cappadocia (95-63 BC) are restored. Catullus and Sallust were both born in 86 BC.

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