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Live auction - brm_553731 - VETURIA Denier

VETURIA Denier AU
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Estimate : 600 €
Price : 300 €
Maximum bid : 300 €
End of the sale : 16 June 2020 14:28:09
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Denier
Date: 137 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 3,93 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan légèrement irrégulier, bien centré des deux côtés. Très beau buste, bien détaillé ainsi qu’une jolie scène au revers. Patine grise avec de légers reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant du stock de J. Duran (2017) et de la collection du Docteur Thierry de Craeker

Obverse


Obverse legend : TI. (VET) EN MONOGRAMME DERRIÈRE LA TÊTE.
Obverse description : Buste casqué et drapé de Mars à droite ; derrière, marque de valeur (X).
Obverse translation : “Tiberius Veturius”, (Tibère Veturius).

Reverse


Reverse legend : ROMA AU-DESSUS.
Reverse description : Scène de serment : deux guerriers prêtent serment au-dessus d’un porc, tenu par un troisième personnage agenouillé au milieu.
Reverse translation : “Roma”, (Rome).

Commentary


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 80 coins de droit et de 100 coins de revers. Scène de revers historiquement importante.

Historical background


VETURIA

(137 BC)

The gens (family) Veturia or Vetusia, of Sabine origin, is one of the oldest in Rome, both of plebeian and patrician origin. The gens has many consuls, but Tiberius Veturius seems to be the only character in the family to monetize.

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