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E-auction 520-434694 - brm_272676 - SICINIA Denier

SICINIA Denier VF
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Estimate : 280 €
Price : 210 €
Maximum bid : 220 €
End of the sale : 03 April 2023 14:21:40
bidders : 11 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 49/48 AC.
Mint name / Town : Irregular mint
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 2 h.
Weight : 2,92 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire avec une magnifique patine de médaillier à reflets bleus irisés et mordorés. Portrait de haut relief occupant la plus grande partie du champ
Catalogue references :
B.-  - BMC/RR.-  - CRR.-  - RRC.-  - RSC.-  - RCV.-  - CRI.-  - CMDRR.-  - MRR.-

Obverse


Obverse legend : Q. S[ICINIVS - II]I. VIR.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée d’Apollon à droite.
Obverse translation : “Quintus Sicinius Triumvir”, (Quintus Sicinius, magistrat monétaire).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PIET[AS].
Reverse description : Tête de la Piété à droite.
Reverse translation : “Pietas”, (la Piété).

Commentary


Poids très léger. Fourré. Hybride ou faux d’époque. Semble complètement inédit et non recensé. Manque à tous les ouvrages consultés. Petites contremarques sur les visages.

Historical background


SICINIA

(49 BC)

The gens Sicinia is a family of plebeian origin from Rome. In 49, the break between Pompey and Caesar is consummated. Caesar crosses the Rubicon, "Alea Jacta est!", on January 11 and invades Italy. The Senate entrusts the defense of Rome to Pompey. Quintus Sicinius is named by the prefect of the City and mints there until Caesar seizes it. This is the last official coinage of the Pompeian party in the Urbs. Faced with the impossibility of defending the City against Caesar's troops, Pompey fled and took refuge in Greece with part of the Roman aristocracy..

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