L Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus 100 BC
L. Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus and Q. Servilius Caepio AR Denarius. Rome, 100 BC. Laureate head of Saturn right; harpa behind, Q below chin, PISO CAEPIO around, control mark below / Two quaestors seated left between two stalks of grain, AD•FRV•EMV EX•S•C below. Crawford 330/1a; RSC Calpurnia 5. 3.93g, 19mm, 6h.Good Very Fine, attractive old cabinet toning with hints of golden iridescence around the devices.From the Andrew McCabe Collection.
Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus (c. 100 BC – 43 BC) was a Roman statesman and the father-in-law of Julius Caesar through his daughter Calpurnia Pisonis. He also had a son, Lucius Calpurnius Piso, known as “the Pontifex”, who was Consul in 15 BC. He was reportedly a follower of a school of Epicureanism that had been modified to befit politicians, as Epicureanism itself favored withdrawal from politics.