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Live auction - brm_566685 - SERVILIA Denier

SERVILIA Denier MS/AU
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brm_566685
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Type : Denier
Date: 57 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 8 h.
Weight : 3,94 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire, bien centré des deux côtés. Portrait de toute beauté. Patine grise de collection

Obverse


Obverse legend : FLOR(AL) PRI(MV)S EN MONOGRAMME.
Obverse description : Tête de Flora (Flore) à droite, coiffée d’une couronne de fleurs ; derrière, un lituus.
Obverse translation : “Floralis Primus”, (les Floralies premières).

Reverse


Reverse legend : C. SE(RV)EIL. À L’EXERGUE/ C. F..
Reverse description : Deux soldats face à face, vêtus militairement, tenant chacun un glaive court et un bouclier, prêts à s’affronter.
Reverse translation : “Caius Serveilius Caii Filius”, (Caius Servilius fils de Caius).

Commentary


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 99 coins de droit et de 110 coins de revers. Ce type semble en fait plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux. Les auteurs du CMDRR. distinguent trois variétés différentes.

Historical background


Servilia

(57 BC) Caius Servilius

In 57 BC, Publius Cornelius Lentulus Sphinther and Quintus Metellus Cæcilius are consuls. Caesar campaigned in Gaul. To victories on the Helvetii and Germans of Ariovistus in 58 BC, there are those on the Belgians and Nerviens the following year. Caesar takes his winter quarters in Vaison. Publius Clodius, the tribune of 58 BC which had opposed the triumvirate of Pompey, Crassus and Caesar is assassinated by Milon during riots that bloody Urbs. Pompey ensures the plebs by making distributions of wheat. Cicero, exiled, returned to Rome.

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