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Live auction - brm_763690 - SCIPIO Denier

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Estimate : 600 €
Price : 390 €
Maximum bid : 450 €
End of the sale : 06 September 2022 14:39:40
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 47-46 AC.
Mint name / Town : Afrique
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,68 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré. Superbe éléphant, bien venu à la frappe. Portrait agréable. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


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).

Historical background


(47-46 BC)

Caesar arrives in Africa. The final fight is fought at Thapsus on February 6, 46 BC. Juba I, king of Mauretania, and his ally Scipion, are defeated. Unable to escape, Scipio commits suicide in despair, just like Cato at Utica. Caesar creates the province of Africa Nova and gives a new status to the territory of Carthage. He then returned to Rome where he celebrated a quadruple triumph.

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