x Aemilia 8, 58 BC. King Aretus surrenders to Pompey. AR Denarius

Ancient Coins - x Aemilia 8, 58 BC. King Aretus surrenders to Pompey. AR Denarius
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M. Aemilius Scarus and Pub. Plautius Hypsaeus. 58 BC.
Silver Denarius (3.38 gm)

Obv: M SCAVR AED CVR EX S C ;  King Aretas III of Nabatea kneelingbefore camel  in an attitude of supplication, holding reins andolive-branch tied with fillet.
Rev: P HVPSAEVS AED CVR CAPTV C HVPSAE COS PREIVER ; Jupiter in quadriga left, hurling thunderbolt, scorpion below horses.

Aemilia 8 ; Sear I #379

   This denarius was struck to commemorate the defeat  by Pompey's generalMarcus Scaurus of Aretas III, supporter of John Hyrcanus II in hisbattles against his brother, Aristobulus II.   
  This is one ofthe earliest instances of a moneyer commemorating on his coins an eventconnected with his own history. When M. Aemilius, one of the most notedmen of his time, was Governor of Syria, he repressed the incursions ofthe Nabathean Arabians, compelling their king, Aretas, to submit andpay a fine of 300 talents to Pompey.   Pub. Plautius was curule aedilewith him in 58 BC.
Price SKU: 128e
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