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Live auction - brm_579159 - RUSTIA Denier

RUSTIA Denier AU
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Estimate : 400 €
Price : 280 €
Maximum bid : 280 €
End of the sale : 28 July 2020 14:40:58
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 76 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,90 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée présentant une fine usure superficielle. Très joli portrait. Patine grise
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la vente Hélios de décembre 2011, lot n° 654

Obverse


Obverse legend : S. C.
Obverse description : Tête casquée de Mars à droite ; sous le menton marque XVI.
Obverse translation : “Senatus Consulto”, (Avec l’accord du Sénat).

Reverse


Reverse legend : L. RVSTI À L'EXERGUE.
Reverse description : Bélier à droite.
Reverse translation : “Lucius Rustius”, (Lucius Rustius).

Commentary


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de quarante-deux coins de droit et de quarante-sept coins de revers.

Historical background


RUSTIA

(76 BC) Lucius Rustius

Gnaeus Octavius ​​and Caius Curio Scribonius were consuls in 76 BC After the death of Sulla in 78 BC, Lepidus died in 77 BC in Sardinia after being beaten by Catullus and Pompey . Perpena joined Sertorius in Spain. Pompey, going to take his command in Spain, crushes a revolt in Transalpine Gaul. Caesar attack Dolabella of extortion. At the beginning of the following year, Sicinius proposes to restore the powers of the tribunes of the people, undermined by the Senate. Spain, Metellus and Pompey were defeated by Sertorius. The latter approximates Mithridates VI of Pontus.

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