C. Calpurnius Piso L.f. frugi denarius
AR C. Calpurnius Piso L.f. Frugi 67 B.C. (3.89g)
Married Tullia, daughter of Cicero, Consul in 63 B.C. Quaestor in 58 B.C. The obverse of this type commemorates the role of the Calpurnius Piso family in the institution of the Ludi Apollinares in 212 B.C. at the height of Hannibal’s invasion of Italy in the 2nd Punic war. In 67 B.C. Pompey swiftly and decisively defeated the pirates in the Mediterranean.
O: Apollo with fillet right, dolphin behind. Craw. 408/1b;Syd 851h.
R: Horseman, palm branch. C PISO L F FRUGI, in ex., club.
S: Tkalec 4/22/07, lot 154