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brm_629953 - SCIPIO Denier

SCIPIO Denier XF/VF
250.00 €(Approx. 300.00$ | 217.50£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 47-46 AC.
Mint name / Town : Afrique
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,93 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Usure régulière. Joli portrait au droit. Patine grise

Obverse


Obverse legend : Q. METELL/ SCIPIO. IMP.
Obverse description : Tête l'Afrique à droite, coiffée de la dépouille d'éléphant avec un épi de blé placé devant le visage et un araire sous le buste.
Obverse translation : “Quintus Metellus Scipio Imperator”, (Quintus Metellus Scipio imperator).

Reverse


Reverse legend : EPPIVS/ LEG. F. C.
Reverse description : Hercule nu debout de face, la léonté sur le bras, appuyé sur sa massue reposant sur un rocher.
Reverse translation : “Eppius Legatus Fisci Castrensis”, (Eppius légat du trésor des camps).

Historical background


SCIPION

(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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