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Live auction - brm_577816 - SCRIBONIA Denier

SCRIBONIA Denier AU
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brm_577816
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Type : Denier
Date: 62 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 4,01 g.
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire sur un flan large, idéalement centré des deux côtés. Très beau portrait de Bonus Eventus. Patine grise de collection
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection Jean-Christophe Payen

Obverse


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

Reverse


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).

Commentary


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 206 coins de droit et de 229 coins de revers pour trois variétés.
La tête au droit s'identifie avec la Bonne Fortune qui remplissait un rôle important dans le bon déroulement des moissons. Le revers représente le "puteal Scribonianum", (le puits scribonien), autel érigé par un ancêtre du monétaire, qui se trouvait sur le Forum (Regio VIII) près de l'arc de Fabius (Actien) et dont les restes furent découverts dans les années 50. Au revers, peuvent figurer sur le puits trois symboles : pinces (RRC. 416/1b), marteau (RRC. 416/1a) ou enclume (RRC. 416/1c) qui devraient se rapporter à la fabrication monétaire comme pour le denier de Titus Carisius (RCV. 447). Le revers de ce denier se rencontre aussi pour Lucius Æmilius Lepidus Paullus (RCV. 368).

Historical background


Scribonia

(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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