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E-auction 151-89604 - brm_289041 - VOLUSIAN Sesterce

VOLUSIAN Sesterce AU/XF
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Estimate : 280 €
Price : 121 €
Maximum bid : 151 €
End of the sale : 07 March 2016 14:33:00
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: fin 251 - mi 252
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 26,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 15,90 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire bien centré sur un petit flan. Très beau portrait de haut relief. Faiblesse de frappe au revers sur la légende mais beau temple. Remarquable patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAE C VIB VOLVSIANO AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Volusien à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse translation : “Imperatori Cæsari Caio Vibio Volusiano Augusto”, (À l’empereur césar Caius Vibius Volusien auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : IVNONI M-ARTIALI/ S|C.
Reverse description : Temple rond à deux colonnes, au centre duquel figure une statue assise de Junon de face.
Reverse translation : “Iunoni Martiali”, (À Junon martiale).

Commentary


Poids léger.

Historical background


Volusien

(06/251-06/253) Caius Vibius Afinius Gallus Vendumnianus Volusianus

August (11/251-05/253)

Volusien proclaimed Caesar to the accession of his father, became august after the death of Hostilianus in November 251. He was assassinated along with his father.

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