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Roman Republic, Lucius Caesius, 112 - 111 B.C.
An Egyptian papyrus of 112 B.C. issues instructions to a local official in the Fayum for the visit of a Roman senator, Lucius Memmius. He was apparently visiting for pleasure, to see the sights, and was to receive a reception similar to that which would be given to a great dignitary of the kingdom. Everything was to be ready for his entertainment, including food for the sacred crocodiles. It is an incidental light upon the subservience to members of the Roman elite which it was now thought politic to show in the Ptolemaic Kingdom.
RR88447. Silver denarius
564, RSC I Caesia
Italy 585, RBW Collection
1140, SRCV I
175, VF, toned
, some pitting
, a few scratches, Rome
3.724g, maximum diameter
20.5mm, die axis
, 112 - 111 B.C.; obverse bust
of Vejovis left, viewed from behind, wearing a taenia
and a cloak over his left shoulder, hurling a thunderbolt with his right hand, ROMA monogram
the two Lares Praestites
seated right, each holds long scepter
in left hand, dog between them, head
of Vulcan facing left and tongs above, LA (ligate
) left, PRE (ligate
) right, L∑C∆SI in exergue
; ex CNG auction 419 (25 Apr 2018), lot 340; $120.00
Catalog current as of Friday, April 19, 2019.
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