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Live auction - brm_408238 - VOLTEIA Denier

VOLTEIA Denier AU
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Estimate : 550 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 08 November 2016 14:22:46
Type : Denier
Date: 78 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 4,05 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire idéalement centré des deux cotés. Magnifique revers finement détaillé. Patine grise
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection Robert Couet

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Jupiter à droite.

Reverse


Reverse legend : M. VOLTEI. M. F. À L'EXERGUE.
Reverse description : Temple tétrastyle de Jupiter Capitolin, les portes fermées, le fronton orné d’un foudre.
Reverse translation : “Marcus Volteius Marci Filius”, (Marc Volteius, fils de Marc).

Commentary


Représentation du revers historiquement importante avec une représentation du premier temple de Jupiter capitolin. Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 70 coins de droit et de 78 coins de revers. Ce type semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background


VOLTEIA

(78 BC) Marcus Volteius

In 78 BC, Sulla, after abdicating his powers last year, died in Campania.

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