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Live auction - brm_408216 - SICINIA Denier

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Estimate : 250 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 08 November 2016 14:27:16
Type : Denier
Date: 49 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,98 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire dans un très bel état de conservation malgré un plat visible à 7 heures. Joli revers. Patine grise
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection Robert Couet


Obverse legend : FORT DEVANT ET P. R DERRIÈRE.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée de la Fortune à droite avec boucles d'oreilles.
Obverse translation : “Fortuna Populus Romanus”, (La Fortune du peuple romain).


Reverse legend : Q. SICINIVS/ III - VIR.
Reverse description : Palme et caducée posés en sautoir surmontés d'une couronne.
Reverse translation : “Quintus Sicinius Triumvir”, (Quintus Sicinius triumvir monétaire).


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 129 coins de droit et de 143 coins de revers. Ce denier est frappé dans un atelier itinérant accompagnant Pompée. Il semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background


(49 BC) Quintus Sicinius

In 49, the break between Pompey and Caesar is consumed. Caesar crossed the Rubicon, "Alea Jacta is" on January 11 and invaded Italy. The Senate says the defense of Rome to Pompey. Quintus Sicinius was appointed by the prefect of the city and minted until Caesar seizes. This is the last official coinage Pompeian party in the Urbs. Given the impossibility of defending the city against the troops of Caesar, Pompey fled and took refuge in Greece with a part of the Roman aristocracy.

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