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Live auction - brm_469498 - SCIPIO Denier

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Estimate : 450 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 30 January 2018 14:29:38
Type : Denier
Date: 47-46 AC.
Mint name / Town : Afrique
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 3,33 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection O. B


Obverse legend : Q. METEL/ PIVS.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Jupiter à droite.
Obverse translation : “Quintus Metellus Pius”, (Quintus Metellus pieux).


Reverse legend : SCIPIO// [IMP] À L'EXERGUE.
Reverse description : Éléphant passant à droite.
Reverse translation : “Scipio Imperator”, (Scipion imperator).


Poids léger. Peut être fourré. Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 93 coins de droit et de 103 coins de revers.

Historical background


(47-46 BC) Quintus Cæcilius Metellus Pius Scipio

Caesar landed in Africa and the final fight took place at Thapsus February 6, 46 BC, Juba I, King of Mauretania and its ally, Scipio were defeated. In desperation to escape, Scipio committed suicide as Cato in Utica. Caesar created the province of Africa Nova and gave a new status to the territory of Carthage. He then returned to Rome, where he celebrated a fourfold triumph.

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