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Rome - The Republic

Moneyer: P. Fonteius P.f. Capito
Held Office: 55 BC
Denomination: AR Denarius
Mint: Rome
Obverse: Diademed, veiled and draped head of Concordia right. "[P•FON]TEIVS•CAPITO•III•VIR•CONCORDIA"
Reverse: Villa Publica on the Campus Martius, "T•D[IDI]" on left, "VIL•PVB" on right, "IMP•" below.
Reference: RRC 429/2a; RSC; Fonteia 18 and Didia 1. RCVM 393
Weight: 4.0 gms
Diameter: 19.0 mm

The Villa Publica

The Villa Publica was situated in the Campus Martius and no trace of the structure is visible today. Originally dating from the 5th Century BC the building served a variety of purposes, including the reception of foreign ambassadors. One of its restorations was by T. Didius (consul 98 BC), hence the accompanying legend.

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