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Rome - The Republic

Moneyer: L. Procilius
Held Office: 80 BC
Denomination: AR Serrate Denarius
Mint: Rome
Obverse: Head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goat-skin headdress; S•C behind.
Reverse: Juno Sospita, holding spear and shield, in biga right; serpent below. "L PROCILI F" in exergue.
Reference: RRC 379/2; Sydenham 772; RSC Procilia 2. RCVM 307.
Weight: 3.8 gms
Diameter: 18.4 mm
Comment: It must be presumed that the Procilia gens came from Lanuvium where the cult of Juno Sospita flourished. She is represented here in her militant character as a protectress against the dangers of war.

L. Procilius

The moneyer has been identified with the Senator attested in 56 BC by Cicero, and the man later condemned for misconduct in that year. He is perhaps also the historian Proclius.

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