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Live auction - brm_362146 - CALPURNIA Denier

CALPURNIA Denier AU
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Estimate : 750 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 29 September 2015 14:42:27
Type : Denier
Date: 67 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,96 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire bien centré sur un flan ovale. Usure régulière sur le portrait de haut relief. Beau revers. Une patine grise recouvre l’ensemble de la pièce
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection de Robert Couet

Obverse


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

Reverse


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-dessous, marque de contrôle, M.
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. Ce type est en fait plus rare que ne semblent le montrer les ouvrages généraux. Ce type présente une combinaison de coin inédite associant un droit (A/ 11) et un revers (R/ 8) non recensé.

Historical background


Calpurnia

(67 BC) Caius Calpurnius Piso Frugi

Caius Calpurnius Piso married the daughter of Cicero in 63, the year of the consulate of the great orator. He became praetor in 58 BC In 67 BC, another member of the gens Calpurnia was consul, Gaius Calpurnius Piso together with Marcus Acilio Glabrio.

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