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Live auction - brm_579342 - AEMILIA Denier

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Starting price : 200 €
Estimate : 350 €
Price : 210 €
Maximum bid : 230 €
End of the sale : 25 January 2022 14:39:37
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 58 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 3,88 g.
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée. Superbe revers, finement détaillé. Jolie représentation du droit. Patine grise de collection


Obverse legend : M. SCAVR// AED CVR// EX - SC// REX ARETAS À L'EXERGUE.
Obverse description : Le Roi Aretas agenouillé à droite, tenant de la main droite une palme et de la gauche, la bride de son chameau.
Obverse translation : “Marcus Scaurus Ædilis Curulis ex Senato Consulto Rex Aretas”, (Marcus Scaurus édile curule avec l’accord du Sénat, roi Arétas).


Reverse description : Jupiter dans un quadrige galopant à gauche, brandissant un foudre de la main droite et tenant les rênes de la gauche ; sous les chevaux, un scorpion.
Reverse translation : “Publius Hypsæus Ædilis Curulis Caius Ypsæus Consul Preivernum Captum”, (Publius Hypsæus édile curule, Caius Ypsæus a capturé Privernum).


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 336 coins de droit et de 373 coins de revers.

Historical background


(58 BC) Marcus Æmilius Scaurus et Publius Plautius Hypsæus

Marcus Aemilius Scaurus was the son of Marcus Aemilius Scaurus, consul in 115 before J. C-. and son-Sylla. He was quaestor of Pompey in the third Mithridatic War (74-63 before J. C-. ) And was appointed by Pompey, governor of Syria before 64 J. C-. He invaded Judea. Publius Plautius was curule aedile in 58 J. C-. Marcus Aemilius Scaurus with and they received permission from the Senate to put their names on their common coinage. Plautius belonged to a senatorial family since Marcus Plautius Hypsæus was consul in 125 before J. C-. They gave great games. Upon leaving office, the courthouse Plautius obtained at 55 and 54 before J. C-. He had to take the consulship in 52 J. C-. for which he was one of the candidates Pompey. Publius Clodius was killed by Milo, Plautius enemy before January 18, 52 J. C-. Pompey was appointed sole consul to restore order and security in Rome where rival gangs clashed. Metellus Scipio is the son of Pompey, who shared the consulship. Publius Plautius Hypsæus was discarded and rejected by Pompey, his ally yesterday before being sentenced and exiled. He then disappears from history. After charging of curule aedile, Marcus Aemilius Scaurus was praetor in 56 J. C-. and should seek the consulate before 54 J. C-. But he was accused of ambition, "ambitius", then again at 52, and as Plautius, he was condemned and exiled.

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