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Live auction - brm_622642 - CALPURNIUS Denier

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Estimate : 500 €
Price : 280 €
Maximum bid : 350 €
End of the sale : 15 June 2021 14:38:27
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 90 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 2 h.
Weight : 3,82 g.
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire, centré des deux côtés. Superbe cavalier au revers, finement détaillé. Patine grise avec des reflets dorés


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d'Apollon à droite ; marque de contrôle derrière le portrait, LXXXXVIIII.


Reverse legend : L. PISO FRVGI/ (ROMA).
Reverse description : Cavalier nu galopant à droite, tenant une palme de la main droite ; marque de contrôle au-dessus CVIII.
Reverse translation : “Lucius Piso Frugi”, (Lucius Piso Frugi).


M. Crawford a relevé une estimation totale de 864 coins de droit et de 1080 coins de revers correspondant à une production globale comprise entre deux et quatre millions de deniers pour l’ensemble des variétés.

Historical background


(90 BC) Lucius Calpurnius Piso Frugi

This year, Lucius Julius Caesar and Publius Rutilius Lupus were consuls. "Lex Julia" gave Roman citizenship to all communities that had not revolted under the Social War (91-88 BC).

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