Coin, Julius Caesar, Aureus

46 BC - Rome - Boscoreale Toning - MS(60-62) - Gold

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Coin - Julius Caesar - Aureus
46 BC - Rome - Boscoreale Toning - MS(60-62) - Gold

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Coin, Julius Caesar, Aureus, 46 BC, A. Hirtius, praetor, Rome, Boscoreale Toning, MS(60-62), Gold, Calicó:37b, Crawford:466/1

Emblems of the augurate and pontificate: lituus, guttus, and securis



Pedigree: Almost certainly from the Boscoreale hoard. The Boscoreale Hoard is a treasure discovered in 1895 during archaeological excavations in the remains of an ancient Roman villa in the town of Boscoreale, near Pompeii. This incredible treasure included pieces of crockery, toiletries, beautiful jewellery and over 1000 gold aurei. These works of art are preserved in part in the Louvre Museum in Paris. This treasure was buried following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Although it is known that the treasure consisted of gold aurei from all reigns up to and including 78 AD, no official record was made of the treasure until it was dispersed to local museums and coin collectors. Although the provenance of the Boscoreale treasure is not certain, their typical patina allows them to be clearly differentiated. The gold Aurei of this treasure show a typical brown, purple, reddish discoloration that is very distinctive and known as "Boscoreale toning". The reason for this is that these coins were subjected to very intense heat created by the pyroclastic cloud generated during the volcanic eruption. The aurei of this treasure with this very special hue are often preserved in old amateur collections. A very attractive example well-centered, well-preserved and with a highly sought after tone!

Calicó : 37b , Crawford : 466/1 , Calicó : 37b
  • Coin condition : MS(60-62)
  • Composition : Gold
  • Diameter : 20
  • Mint name : Rome
  • Denomination : Aureus
  • Year : 46 BC
  • Product type : Coin

8.17 gr

  • Coin condition : MS(60-62)
  • Composition : Gold
  • Denomination : Aureus
  • Diameter : 20
  • Mint name : Rome
  • Product type : Coin
  • Year : 46 BC
  • Main character : Julius Caesar
  • Specific remark in title : Boscoreale Toning
Collectible item references
  • Calicó : 37b
  • Crawford : 466/1
NumisCorner catalog reference: 1020567
Coin, Julius Caesar, Aureus, 46 BC, Rome, Boscoreale Toning, MS(60-62), Gold

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Coin, Julius Caesar, Aureus, 46 BC, Rome, Boscoreale Toning, MS(60-62), Gold

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Coin, Julius Caesar, Aureus, 46 BC, Rome, Boscoreale Toning, MS(60-62), Gold

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