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Live auction - brm_340967 - VIBIA Denier

VIBIA Denier MS
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Estimate : 700 €
Price : 1 060 €
Maximum bid : 1 060 €
End of the sale : 03 December 2014 14:58:28
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 48 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 2 h.
Weight : ¨4,06 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle sur un flan ovale, bien centré des deux côtés. Portrait fantastique de Bacchus. Revers de toute beauté, finement détaillé. Magnifique patine de médaillier avec des reflets mordorés. Conserve l’intégralité de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection de M. Robert Couet

Obverse


Obverse legend : PANSA.
Obverse description : Tête imberbe de Bacchus ou Liber à droite, coiffée d'une couronne de vigne.

Reverse


Reverse legend : C. VIBIVS. C. F. C. N..
Reverse description : Cérès drapée, marchant à droite, tenant dans chaque main une torche allumée ; devant elle, dans le champ, un araire.
Reverse translation : "Caius Vibius Caii filius Caii nepos", (Caius Vibius fils de Caius, petit-fils de Caius).

Commentary


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 54 coins de droit et de 60 coins de revers. Ce denier semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background


VIBIA

(48 BC) Caius Vibius Pansa

Caesar was consul for the second time in 48 BC Publius Servilius with. After getting rid of Caelius and Milo, he crossed the Adriatic Sea and is preparing for the Pompeian party. He crushes his rival at Pharsalia June 6 Pompey fled to Egypt, but was murdered at the instigation of Ptolemy XIII on September 28. Caesar arrives too late, takes the side of Cleopatra VII is the Alexandrian war. Ptolemy XIII dies and is succeeded by his brother Ptolemy XIV. Cleopatra became the mistress of Julius Caesar that she will have a son, Caesarion (Ptolemy XV).

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