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brm_714903 - CALPURNIA Denier

CALPURNIA Denier AU
350.00 €(Approx. 378.00$ | 297.50£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 67 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,91 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire sur un flan concave, centré. Très beau portrait de haut relief. Joli relief finement détaillé. Patine grise

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d'Apollon à droite ; derrière la tête, marque de contrôle, M.

Reverse


Reverse legend : C. PISO L. F. FRV.
Reverse description : Cavalier nu galopant à droite, coiffé d’un bonnet conique ; au-dessous, marque de contrôle, (N rétrograde).
Reverse translation : “Caius Piso Lucii Filius Frugi”, (Caius Piso fils de Lucius Frugi).

Commentary


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 53 coins de droit et de 59 coins de revers.

Historical background


CALPURNIA

(67 BC)

The Calpurnia gens is of plebeian origin. Caius Calpurnius Piso married Cicero's daughter in 63, the year of the great orator's consulship. He became praetor in 58 BC. Caius Calpurnius Piso became consul in 67 BC jointly with Marcus Acilio Glabrio.

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