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Live auction - brm_912673 - SEMPRONIA Denier

SEMPRONIA Denier AU
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Estimate : 300 €
Price : 150 €
Maximum bid : 151 €
End of the sale : 09 July 2024 14:28:05
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Denier
Date: 148 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,03 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire, centré des deux côtés. Portrait finement détaillé. Patine grise avec de légers reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

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)

In 148 BC, Sp. Postumius Albinus Magnus and L. Calpurnius Piso Cæsonius were consuls. The Third Punic War began the previous year. Cato the Elder died before his dream of the destruction of Carthage came true. In 148, the consul Calpurnius Piso continued the siege of the African metropolis, while Andriscus, who claimed to be the son of Perseus, was defeated in Macedonia by Q Caecilius Metellus who took the nickname of Macedonian.

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