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Live auction - brm_651585 - THORIA Denier

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


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


(105 BC)

Lucius Thorius Balbus is from Lanuvium where Juno Sospita is worshiped.

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