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Live auction - brm_766927 - ROSCIA Denier serratus

ROSCIA Denier serratus MS
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Estimate : 450 €
Price : 920 €
Maximum bid : 1 189 €
End of the sale : 24 January 2023 14:28:53
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Denier serratus
Date: 64 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,76 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie légèrement décentrée au droit. Magnifique portrait de Junon, finement détaillé. Patine grise de collection avec de légers reflets dorés
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : L. ROSCI.
Obverse description : Tête de Junon Sospita à droite, coiffée de la peau de chèvre ; derrière, un symbole.
Obverse translation : “Lucius Roscius”, (Lucius Roscius).


Reverse legend : FABATI À L'EXERGUE.
Reverse description : Jeune fille debout à droite nourrissant un serpent qui se tient devant elle ; derrière, une coupe.
Reverse translation : “Fabatius”, (Fabatius).


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 240 coins de droit et de 241 coins de revers.

Historical background


(64 BC)

Lucius Julius Cæsar was consul in 64 BC while Pompey are in Asia. This year marks the end of the Seleucid dynasty. Syria became a Roman province the following year. Lucius Roscius Fabatus is the thirteenth legion legate in Gaul with Caesar in 54 BC It was praetor in 49 BC He died at the Battle of Mutina in 43 BC.

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