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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Roman Republic| > |99-50 B.C.| > RR13683
Roman Republic, P. Fonteius P.f. Capito, 55 B.C.
The moneyer was likely a nephew of Manius Fonteius and possibly a friend of Cicero. The reverse probably depicts the exploits of his uncle while governor of Narbonese Gaul, 76 - 73 B.C. His uncle was also a moneyer, striking c. 85 B.C.
RR13683. Silver denarius, SRCV I 392, Crawford 429/1, Sydenham 900, RSC I Fonteia 17, VF, slight porosity, Rome mint, weight 3.672g, maximum diameter 18.4mm, die axis 45o, 55 B.C.; obverse PēFONTEIVSēPēF CAPITOēIIIēVIR, helmeted and draped bust of Mars right, trophy over shoulder; reverse MN FONT ē TR MIL, warrior on horseback thrusting his spear at a Gaulish enemy who is about to slay an unarmed third combatant; scarce; SOLD

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