L. Aemilius Lepidus Paullus, Silver Denarius

L. Aemilius Lepidus Paullus, Silver Denarius

L. Aemilius Lepidus Paullus (62 B.C.), Silver Denarius. Mint of Rome. PAVLLVS LEPIDVS - CONCORDIA, diademed and veiled head of Concordia facing right, rev. TER / PAVLLVS, trophy of arms, a togate figure (L. Aemilius Paullus) standing on right, three captives (King Perseus of Macedon and his sons) standing on left, 3.64g., 6h (Crawford 415/1; Sydenham 926; RBW 1497). A small area of soft-striking, affecting the togate figure on the reverse, otherwise of good metal, cabinet toning, nearly extremely fine.

The moneyer L. Aemilius Lepidus Paullus was the elder brother of M. Aemilius Lepidus, who later formed the second Triumvirate with Antony and Octavian. The moneyer 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.



Purchased privately from B.A. Seaby in 1970


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