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Live auction - brm_617455 - SEMPRONIA Denier

SEMPRONIA Denier AU
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2020/10/27 14:00:00
brm_617455
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Type : Denier
Date: 148 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,70 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire sur un flan large et bien centré. Superbe revers finement détaillé. Patine grise de collection avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection J. H

Obverse


Obverse legend : PITIO.
Obverse description : Tête de Rome casquée à droite ; X sous le menton.

Reverse


Reverse legend : L. SE(MP) SOUS LES JAMBES DES CHEVAUX ET ROMA DANS UN CARTOUCHE AU-DESSOUS.
Reverse description : Les Dioscures, Castor et Pollux, à cheval, galopant à droite ; ils sont cuirassés avec le manteau flottant sur l’épaule, coiffés d'un bonnet surmonté d’une étoile, tenant chacun une javeline.

Historical background


Sempronia

(148 BC) Lucius Sempronius Pitio

In 148 BC, Sp Postumius Albinus Magnus L. Calpurnius Piso and Cæsonius were consuls. The third Punic war began last year. Cato the Elder died before his dream of the destruction of Carthage not be realized. In 148, the consul Calpurnius Piso continues the seat of the African metropolis, while qu'Andriscus, who claimed the son of Perseus, fought in Macedonia Q Caecilius Metellus takes the nickname Macedonian.

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