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brm_737065 - CALPURNIA Denier

CALPURNIA Denier VF/XF
100.00 €(Approx. 108.00$ | 86.00£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 67 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 3,42 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré. Joli revers. Usure régulière. Patine grise

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête diadémée d'Apollon à droite ; derrière la tête, une corne d’abondance.

Reverse


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

Commentary


Petite contremarque au droit. 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)

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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