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Live auction - brm_579328 - CALPURNIA Denier

CALPURNIA Denier AU
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Starting price : 220 €
Estimate : 400 €
Price : 220 €
Maximum bid : 220 €
End of the sale : 08 September 2020 14:47:12
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Denier
Date: 67 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,99 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan légèrement bombé, bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Très beau portrait d’Apollon. Revers de style fin. Magnifique patine de médaillier avec des reflets mordorés. Conserve une partie de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de MONNAIES V, n° 158

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée d'Apollon à droite ; derrière la tête, marque de contrôle, XXIX (29).

Reverse


Reverse legend : C. PISO L. F. FRV.
Reverse description : Cavalier nu galopant à droite, tenant une palme de la main droite ; au-dessus, marque de contrôle, un lituus couché.
Reverse translation : “Caius Piso Lucii Filius Frugi”, (Caius Piso fils de Lucius Frugi).

Commentary


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 144 coins de droit et de 175 coins de revers.

Historical background


Calpurnia

(67 BC) Caius Calpurnius Piso Frugi

Caius Calpurnius Piso married the daughter of Cicero in 63, the year of the consulate of the great orator. He became praetor in 58 BC In 67 BC, another member of the gens Calpurnia was consul, Gaius Calpurnius Piso together with Marcus Acilio Glabrio.

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