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E-auction 265-186913 - brm_395905 - CALPURNIA Denier

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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 45 €
Maximum bid : 54 €
End of the sale : 14 May 2018 14:15:00
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 67 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,80 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré. Usure régulière. Patine grise de collection ancienne


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


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


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 53 coins de droit et de 59 coins de revers. Ce type est en fait plus rare que ne semblent le montrer les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background


(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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