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E-auction 503-413841 - brm_595764 - CALPURNIA Denier

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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 75 €
Maximum bid : 83 €
End of the sale : 05 December 2022 14:12:30
bidders : 12 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 67 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Weight : 3,45 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale, légèrement décentré au droit. Belle tête d’Apollon. Revers de style fin. Patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés


Obverse description : Tête diadémée d'Apollon à droite ; derrière la tête, un monogramme.


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


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

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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