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Live auction - brm_469532 - ROSCIA Denier serratus

ROSCIA Denier serratus AU
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Estimate : 450 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 30 January 2018 14:27:08
Type : Denier serratus
Date: 64 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,98 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré. Très joli droit de style fin bien venu à la frappe. Frappe légèrement molle au revers. Jolie patine avec des reflets dorés
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection O. B


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


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 240 coins de droit et de 241 coins de revers. À chaque coin de droit n’est associé qu’un unique coin de revers.

Historical background


(64 BC) Lucius Roscius Fabatus

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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