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Live auction - brm_760951 - CALPURNIA Denier

CALPURNIA Denier MS
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Estimate : 600 €
Price : 420 €
Maximum bid : 420 €
End of the sale : 06 September 2022 14:33:01
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 100 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 3,90 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire sur un flan légèrement décentré. Portrait bien venu à la frappe. Belle patine grise avec des reflets dorés

Obverse


Obverse legend : PISO./ CAEPIO./ Q.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Saturne à droite ; derrière, une harpe.
Obverse translation : “Piso Cæpio Quæstores”, (Piso Caepio questeurs).

Reverse


Reverse legend : AD. FRV. EMV./ EX. S.C..
Reverse description : Les deux questeurs, drapés, assis à gauche sur un banc entre un épi de blé et un grain d’orge.
Reverse translation : “Ad frumentum emundum/ Ex senatus consulto”, (Pour l’acquisition de grains/ Avec l’accord du Sénat).

Commentary


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 72 coins de droit et de 90 coins de revers.

Historical background


Calpurnia

(100 BC) Lucius Calpurnius Piso Cæsoninus et Quintus Servilius Cæpio quæstores

In 100 BC Marius was consul for the sixth time with Lucius Valerius Flaccus. Marius restores order to Rome with "ultimum decretum". Marcus Aquillius second triumph of the slave revolt in Sicily. July 13 100 BC is the date traditionally accepted the birth of Julius Caesar.

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