+ Filters
New Search
Available Exact wording Only in the title

E-auction 520-434694 - brm_272676 - SICINIA Denier

You must signin and be an approved bidder to bid, LOGIN TO BID. Accounts are subject to approval and the approval process takes place within 48 hours. Do not wait until the day a sale closes to register. Clicking on « bid » constitutes acceptance of the terms of use of cgb.fr private e-auctions. Bids must be placed in whole Euro amounts only. The sale will start closing at the time stated on the item description; any bids received at the site after the closing time will not be executed. Transmission times may vary and bids could be rejected if you wait until the last second. For further information ckeck the E-auctions F.A.Q.

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


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


(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..

cgb.fr uses cookies to guarantee a better user experience and to carry out statistics of visits.
To remove the banner, you must accept or refuse their use by clicking on the corresponding buttons.