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Live auction - brm_418414 - SCRIBONIA Denier

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Estimate : 250 €
Price : 160 €
Maximum bid : 160 €
End of the sale : 27 October 2020 14:46:25
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 62 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,94 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large, parfaitement centré au droit avec le grènetis complet. Belle tête de Bonus Eventus. Joli revers bien venu à la frappe. Magnifique patine de médaillier avec des reflets dorés et bleutés irisés


Obverse legend : BON EVENT/ LIBO.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée de Bonus Eventus à droite.
Obverse translation : “Bonus Eventus/ Libo”, (Bonne Fortune/ Libo).


Reverse legend : PVTEAL// SCRIBON À L'EXERGUE.
Reverse description : Le puit scribonien orné de deux lyres et de deux branches de laurier ; en bas à gauche, un marteau.
Reverse translation : “Puteal// Scribonianum”, (puits Scribonien).


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 206 coins de droit et de 229 coins de revers pour trois variétés.

Historical background


(62 BC) Lucius Scribonius Libo

Scribonius Lucius Libo was a supporter of Pompey and his daughter married Sextus Pompey, the second son of Pompey the Great. Sent to Egypt in 56 BC to restore the throne Ptolemy XII Auletes (the flute player), he tried, in 49 BC, to delay between Caesar and Pompey in trying to negotiate a truce but Pompey fled to Greece with a part of the Senate. Scribonius commanded a part of the fleet of Pompey's defeat at Pharsalus. After Caesar's death, he still played a diplomatic role in the conflict between Octavian Mark Antony in the war of Perugia. Octave Scribonia married the daughter of Scribonius, allowing reconciliation of Sextus Pompey and Octavian in 39 BC, Octavian but divorced the following year to marry Livia. After the death of his son Sextus Pompey (35 BC), he was consul with Mark Antony in 34 BC.

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