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Live auction - brm_408241 - VIBIA Denier

VIBIA Denier AU
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Estimate : 350 €
Price : 225 €
Maximum bid : 420 €
End of the sale : 08 November 2016 14:29:16
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Denier
Date: 42 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 3,88 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire décentré au droit mais idéalement centré au revers. Magnifique représentation de Bacchus. Patine grise. La monnaie a conservé une partie de son brillant de frappe
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection Robert Couet

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de Bacchus ou de Liber à droite couronnée d'une branche de vigne avec des grappes de raisins.

Reverse


Reverse legend : C. VIBIVS// VARVS.
Reverse description : Panthère bondissant à gauche sur un autel enguirlandé sur lequel repose un masque de Bacchus ; derrière un thyrse décoré posé transversalement.
Reverse translation : “Caius Vibius Varus”, (Caius Vibius Varus).

Commentary


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 75 coins de droit et de 83 coins de revers. Ce type est en fait plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background


VIBIA

(42 BC) Caius Vibius Varus

The double battle of Philippi in Macedonia 23 October 42 BC, Octavian opposed, Brutus, Cassius, and Antony. Antony and Octavian were victorious. Cassius and Brutus commit suicide. This battle ended the first phase of the civil war that will last for twelve years.

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