Coin - Denarius, M. SCAVR, P. HVPSAEVS, Ancient Roman Republic, 58 BC Numismatics Reg. No: NU 2174

Denarius, issued by Ancient Roman Republic, 58 BC
Moneyer: M. SCAVR, P. HVPSAEVS (M. Aemilianus Scaurus and P. Hypsaeus)
Minted in Rome
Statement Of Significance:
Marcus Aemelianus Scaurus as quaestor under Pompey intervened in Judaea and Nabataea in about 65 BC. He made great personal profit and accepted the surrender of King Aretas of Nabataea. In 58 BC he issued this coin commemorating "his inglorious campaign' (Oxford Classical Dictionary, p.958).
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 18 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 3.88 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: camels
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Ancient Roman Republic
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 58 BC
Denomination: Denarius
Obverse Description: A camel standing facing right with a kneeling figureat its side, the figure holds the reigns of the camel and extends an olive branch; above, M. SCAVR / AED CVR; in field right (worn and partly off flan), E[X] / S[C]; in exergue, REX ARETA[S]
Reverse Description: Jupiter driving a horse drawn quadriga to left; below raised horses hooves, scorpion; above, P. HVPS[AE] / AED CVR; below, C. HVPSAE CO[S] / PREIVE[R]
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: off-round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Ancient Roman Republic, 58 BC
Mint: Rome (Mint), Ancient Roman Republic, 58 BC
Deity Depicted: Jupiter (Ancient deity), Ancient Roman Republic, 58 BC
References: Crawford 422/1b
  1. [Book], Professor Michael Crawford, Roman Republican Coinage, Cambridge University Press, 1974, 446-447 Pages


barry.conway Posted on 17 Oct 2013 7:22 AM
the figure kneeling, King Aretas of Nabatea,I understood he was holding a palm branch?

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