SILVER DENARIUS OF L. AEMILIUS LEPIDUS PAULLUS, 62 BC.

SILVER DENARIUS OF L. AEMILIUS LEPIDUS PAULLUS, 62 BC.

175.00

Obverse: PAVLLVS LEPIDVS CONCORDIA, Veiled and diademed head of Concordia facing right.

Reverse: Togate figure of L. Aemilius Paullus standing left, touching trophy, to left of which stand King Perseus of Macedon and his two sons as captives. TER above, PAVLLVS in ex.

RRC: 415/1. Sear: 366. CRR: 926. RSC: Aemilia 10. [Rome, 62 BC].

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 3.9 g.

A stunning example of this classic Republican coin. The moneyer L. Aemilius Lepidus Paullus was the elder brother of M. Aemilius Lepidus, who later formed the second Triumvirate with Antony and Octavian. He was also a supporter of Cicero at this time, and the appearance of Concordia on the obverse of this coin is likely to show support for Cicero's Concordia Ordinum. The reverse commemorates the victory of L. Aemilius Paullus over King Perseus and his sons at the battle of Pydna in 168 B.C. A beautiful example, well centred with excellent detail.

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