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E-auction 270-192095 - VIBIA Denier

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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 149 €
Maximum bid : 300 €
End of the sale : 18 June 2018 14:17:30
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 48 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 3,73 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire avec un beau droit. Petit plat au revers. Patine de collection ancienne


Obverse legend : PANSA.
Obverse description : Masque barbu de Pan à droite ; derrière la tête, restes de pedum (houlette).
Obverse translation : “Pansa”, (Pansa).


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).


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


(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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