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Live auction - brm_466473 - VIBIA Denier

VIBIA Denier AU
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Estimate : 750 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 06 March 2018 15:27:47
Type : Denier
Date: 48 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,89 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan irrégulier, bien centré des deux côtés. Très joli droit avec le masque de Pan. Joli revers de style fin. Belle patine de collection avec des reflets dorés et bleutés irisés. Conserve la plus grande partie de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire a été acquis en 2011 et provient de la collection C. Oliva

Obverse


Obverse legend : PANSA.
Obverse description : Masque barbu de Pan à droite.
Obverse translation : “Pansa”, (Pansa).

Reverse


Reverse legend : C. VIBIVS. C. F. C. N./ IOVIS AXVR.
Reverse description : Jupiter Axurus assis de face, la tête de face, lauré, nu jusqu’à la ceinture, tenant une patère de la main droite et un sceptre de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Caius Vibius Caii filius Caii nepos/ Jovis Axurus”, (Caius Vibius fils de Caius, petit-fils de Caius/ Jupiter Axurus).

Commentary


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 279 coins de droit et de 310 coins de revers pour trois variétés.

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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