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Rome - The Republic

Moneyer: Man. Aemilius Lepidus
Held Office: 114 or 113 BC
Denomination: AR Denarius
Mint: Rome
Obverse: Laureate and diademed head of Roma right, XVI in monogram behind "ROMA" (MA in monogram) in front.
Reverse: Equestrian statue right, the horseman holding spear, on base formed by triple arch containing L-E-P.
"MN•AE-M-ILIO•" (MN in monogram)
Reference: RCVM 168, RSC Aemilia 7, RRC 291/1
Weight: 4.0 gms
Diameter: 18.4 mm
Comment: The triple arch has been interpreted as representing either an aqueduct, possibly the Aqua Marcia, or a triumphal arch erected by an ancestor.

Man. Aemilius Lepidus

Mn (Manlius?) Lepidus Aemilius was a contemporary of Marcus Lepidus Aemilius (120-77 BC), father of the triumvir and so may have been his brother or father. He seems to have achieved no other office after being moneyor in 114-113 BC.

Marcus, in the wars between Marius and Sulla, belonged to the party of Sulla, but later became leader of the popular party. In his consulship of 78, he attempted to rescind the laws of Sulla but was opposed by Pompey and Catalus. In 77 he marched against Rome but was defeated by Pompey and Catalus and fled.

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