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 : 15.9 x 17.1 mm.  Weight : 3.89 grams.  Slightly small but full weight.

Grade : Over all Fine but part of the inscription are more heavily worn at the edges.

Obverse : King aretas of Nabataea, kneeling right beside a camel, presenting an olive 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.  Parts of the inscriptions are off the edges of the flan.

Reverse : Jupiter driving 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 issuing moneyer.


Price SKU: vcoin5603
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