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Live auction - brm_651585 - THORIA Denier

THORIA Denier AU
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Estimate : 450 €
Price : 690 €
Maximum bid : 690 €
End of the sale : 27 April 2021 14:44:47
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 105 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,96 g.
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée. Très beau revers. Portrait de Junon de toute beauté. Patine grise de collection

Obverse


Obverse legend : I. S. M. R..
Obverse description : Tête de Junon Sospita à droite, coiffée d’une peau de chèvre.
Obverse translation : “Iuno Sospita Mater Regina”, (Junon Sospita reine de la maternité).

Reverse


Reverse legend : L. THORIVS/ BALBVS/ B.
Reverse description : Taureau chargeant à droite.
Reverse translation : “Lucius Thorius Balbus”, (Lucius Thorius Balbus).

Commentary


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 450 coins de droit et de 562 coins de revers. Au revers, sur notre exemplaire, nous avons un B, placé au-dessus du taureau. À chaque lettre de l’alphabet pointée ou pas, plusieurs coins peuvent être associés. C’est l’un des deniers républicains les plus courants du monnayage avec une production dépassant certainement le million de deniers frappés.

Historical background


Thoria

(105 BC) Lucius Thorius Balbus

The year 105 is especially marked by the disaster suffered by the Roman army near Orange (Arausio). Q. Servilius Caepio (consul the previous year) and Cn Mallius Maximus (consul 105 BC) were defeated by the Cimbri and Teutons coalition.

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