Roman Republic. M. Aemilius Scaurus and P. Plautius Hypsaeus. ca. 58 BC. Silver denarius.

Ancient Coins - Roman Republic. M. Aemilius Scaurus and P. Plautius Hypsaeus. ca. 58 BC. Silver denarius.
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Denomination : Silver denarius. Date : 58 BC.

Reference : Sear-379, RSC-Aemilia 8.

Size : 15.2 x 15.5 mm. Weight : 3.73 grams. This coin is of slightly small diameter but full weight.

Grade : VF but on a small flan with parts of the inscriptions off the flan, and the metal is slightly rough.

Obverse : King aretas of Nabataea, kneeling right beside a camel, presenting an dolive branch in a symbol of supplication, with M SCAVR AED CVR In two lines above, EX and SC across the fields, and REX ARETAS below. Much of the inscriptions are off the edges of the flan.

Reverse : Jupiter criving a quadriga left, brandishing a thunderbolt, with P HVPSAEVS AED CVR in two lines above, CAPTVM to the right, and C HVPSAE COS PREIVER in two lines below.

This coin commemorates the surrender of Aretas III to Scaurus in 62 BC, and is the earliest Roman coin to commemorate events of the life of the moneyer who issued the coin.

Price SKU: vcoin3133
US$ 79.50
  • € 68.12
  • £ 60.93
  • AUD 107.76
  • CHF 79.25
  • CAD 105.20

Rates for: 07/20/18

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