SILVER DENARIUS OF M. AEMILIUS SCAURUS AND P. PLAUTIUS HYPSAEUS, 58 BC.

SILVER DENARIUS OF M. AEMILIUS SCAURUS AND P. PLAUTIUS HYPSAEUS, 58 BC.

150.00

Obverse: King Aretas of Nabataea, in attitude of supplication, kneeling right beside camel, presenting olive-branch, M SCAVR / AED CVR, above camel EX S C in field, and REX ARETAS in ex.

Reverse: Jupiter in quadriga left, brandishing thunderbolt, P HVPSAEVS AED CVR above, C HVPSAE COS / PREIVER in ex., CAPTVM on right, scorpion below horses.

RRC: 422/1b. Sear: 379. CRR: 913. RSC: Aemilia 8. [Rome, 58 BC].

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 4.0 g.

An excellent example of this interesting issue, nicely toned with good detail. The unusual obverse records the surrender in 62 BC of Aretas III, King of the Nabataean Arabs, to Scaurus himself. Significantly, this coin is the first instance of a moneyer publicising an event from this own career on the Roman coinage, [……]

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