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Rome - The Republic

Moneyer: L. Calpurnius Piso L.f. L.n. Frugi
Held Office: 90 BC
Denomination: AR Denarius
Mint: Rome
Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo right. XVI monogram to left, control mark below chin.
Reverse: Horseman galloping right, holding palm left, control mark above. "L•PISO FRVGI"
Reference: RCVM 235, RSC Calpurnia 11a, RRC 340/1
Weight: 3.7 gms
Diameter: 17.5 mm
Comment: This issue belongs to one of the principal war-coinages of the Romans during the conflict with the Marsic Confederation.

L. Calpurnius Piso L.f. L.n. Frugi

Part of Calpurnius family. (Calpurnia married Caesar). Second only to the Imperial family. Praetor in 74 BC. Son married daughter of Cicero, the politician and writer.

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