L. Calpurnius Piso Frugi
AR Quinarius. 1.64g, 15.2mm
MINTED: Rome mint, 90 BC. L. Calpurnius Piso Frugi, moneyer.
REF: Crawford 340/2f
OBVERSE: Laureate head of Apollo right; A (control mark) before.
REVERSE: L PI – SO, Victory standing right, holding wreath in right hand and sword and spear in left; in exergue, FRVGI.
Almost Very Fine. Toned.
Scarcer fractional silver coinage from this issue.
Part of a large issue struck during the Social War (91-88 BC), when a group of Italian cities and tribes came together to wage war against the Roman Republic. It took massive resources and great effort to quell the uprising, and the quantity of coins struck at Rome reflected the demands placed on the economy to pay the Republic's troops.
ROMAN REPUBLIC . L Cal Piso Frugi, 90 BC . AR Quinarius . Scarcer fractional
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