Coin (reverse), Denarius, of Marcus Plaetorius Marci filius Cestianus

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Coin (reverse), Denarius, of Marcus Plaetorius Marci filius Cestianus

This silver denarius was minted in Rome by Marcus Plaetorius Cestianus, son of Marcus, in 67 BC. It was a special issue authorised by the Senate, as indicated by the legend 'EX.S.C'. This picture shows the reverse of the coin.

The reverse depicts a Curule chair, a symbol of the office of curule aedile which the moneyer possessed, as the legend 'AED.CVR' makes clear. He is identified by the legend 'M.PLAETORIVS'.

Most Roman Republican coins were minted by magistrates called moneyers. In exceptional cases the Senate ordered other officials to strike special issues. This is the case for this coin, as indicated by the inscription 'EX S.C.' (for ex senatus consulto).

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Online ID: 000-190-002-027-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.C15283
Date: 67
67 BC
Material: Silver; obverse slightly off-centre; edge nick at 8.5 (obverse) ; moderate wear . Inscription: Obv. Head of Cybele to right; forepart of lion behind; globe below chin; behind, CESTIANVS, downwards / Rev. Curule chair; palm-branch on left; around, M . PLAE
Dimensions: 19.00 mm D / Die Axis: 6.0
What: Coin Type: Crawford 409/2
Coin, denarius
Subject: Queen Street Coin Collection
Who: Cybele
M. Plaetorius M. f. Cestianus (Maker)
Where: Italy, Rome
Roman Republic
Description: Silver denarius of Rome, minted by M. Plaetorius M. f. Cestianus, 67 BC
  • Crawford, M.H. Roman Republican Coinage. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1976. 
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