Coin 1942 - an AR Quinarius of L. Calpurnius Piso Frugi struck 90 BC in Rome
Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo right, club (control mark) in left field.
Reverse: Victory advancing right, holding wreath and palm-branch, L PI - SO across fields, FRVGI in exergue.
Coin Summary
This coin is an AR Quinarius struck 90 BC in Rome

It weighs 2.16 grammes and measures 14 millimeters in diameter. The die axis is unknown.


It is classified as Roman Republican (92-79 BC) and belongs to Quadricore

Notes
"Introduced as part of the currency reform of 211 BC, the silver quinarius was initially tariffed at one half of a denarius and five copper asses. Along with the silver sestertius, it ceased to be regularly minted after about 208 BC and was struck only sporadically thereafter. The periodic strikings that did occur were intended to facilitate trade with the Celtic tribes in Gaul and Britain, who seemed to appreciate the coin's small size and even struck their own imitations of Roman quinarii. The issue of L. Piso Frugi in 90 BC complemented that moneyer's enormous output of denarii, which helped finance the Social war raging in Italy."

Provenance: Naville Numismatics, Auction 42 (22 July 2018), lot 422. Ex Sternberg Auction 18 (20 November 1986), lot 323.
References
Crawford 340/2e