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E-auction 304-222736 - SEXTUS POMPEY As

SEXTUS POMPEY As VF
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Estimate : 175 €
Price : 53 €
Maximum bid : 63 €
End of the sale : 11 February 2019 14:18:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : As
Date: c. 45-44 AC.
Mint name / Town : Espagne
Metal : copper
Diameter : 31,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 22,26 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et bien centré à l’usure régulière. Trou de centrage (?) visibles des deux cotés. Double frappe au revers. Patine vert foncé

Obverse


Obverse legend : MAGN.
Obverse description : Tête imberbe de Janus.
Obverse translation : “Magnus”, (Le grand).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PIVS/ IMP.
Reverse description : Proue de galère à droite (rostre) ornée d’une étoile à huit rais.
Reverse translation : “Pius/ Imperator”, (Le Pieux/ Imperator).

Commentary


Poids léger. Série onciale frappée. En fait, les poids sont très variables et nous pouvons avoir de grandes variations d’une pièce à l’autre, le poids moyen étant autour de 27 grammes.

Historical background


Sextus

(67-35 BC) Sextus Pompeius Magnus

Pompey after Pharsalus, fled to Egypt where he was murdered. This mint is restored by his youngest son Sextus (67-35 BC), who continued the fight against Caesar after the death of his elder brother in Munda in 45 BC Reconciled with Antoine in 44 BC, he was a great military command and set up his headquarters in Marseille before becoming commander of the fleet of the Republic the following year. At the instigation of Octavius, declared a public enemy, he was proscribed. He left Marseille for the benefit of Sicily where he crushed the Octave fleet commanded by Quintus Salvidienus Rufus in 42 BC He took the title "son of Neptune" like his father and assumed the title of Pius. Reconciled with Octavian, he was finally defeated by Agrippa Nauloque September 3, 36 BC He managed to escape in Asia Minor, but was executed at the instigation of Marc Antoine.

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