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Panormos, Sicily, Roman Rule, c. 241 - 50 B.C.
The gens Calpurnia was a plebeian family, which claimed descent from Calpus, the son of Numa Pompilius, the second King of Rome. The first of the gens to obtain the consulship was Gaius Calpurnius Piso in 180 B.C., but from this time their consulships were very frequent, and the family of the Pisones became one of the most illustrious in the Roman state. Two important pieces of Republican legislation, the lex Calpurnia of 149 B.C. and lex Acilia Calpurnia of 67 B.C. were passed by members of the gens.
GI76937. Bronze AE 23, Calciati
I p. 351, 130 (2 specimens); SNG Cop
556; HGC 2
1071 (C); SNG MŁnchen
810 var. (AE28); SNG ANS
-; SNG TŁb
-; BMC Sicily
-, gVF/aVF, attractive style
, green patina
, Italy) mint, weight
5.744g, maximum diameter
22.8mm, die axis
, magistrate C. Calpurnius, c. 241 - 50 B.C.; obverse
of Zeus left; reverse
warrior standing left, sword in extended right, spear vertical behind in left, grounded shield
behind leaning on spear, C CALP lower left; rare
$155.00 SALE PRICE $140.00
Catalog current as of Monday, May 27, 2019.
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