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Live auction - brm_735077 - PLAETORIA Denier

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Estimate : 600 €
Price : 300 €
Maximum bid : 300 €
End of the sale : 07 June 2022 14:41:31
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 67 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 3,89 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire sur un flan légèrement décentré. Superbe buste de haut relief. Patine grise de collection avec de légers reflets bleutés


Obverse legend : CESTIANVS/ S.C.
Obverse description : Buste ailé, casqué, lauré, couronné d'épis et drapé de Vacuna à droite avec une corne d'abondance ; le tout entouré de la stemma, “corona infula”.
Obverse translation : “Cestianus/ Senatus Consulto”, (Cestianus/ avec l’accord du Sénat).


Reverse legend : M. PLAETORIVS. M. F. AED - CVR.
Reverse description : Aigle debout à droite sur un foudre, détournant la tête à gauche ; le tout entouré de la stemma “corona infula”, (bandelette de laine).
Reverse translation : “Marcus Plætorius Marci Filius Ædilis Curilis”, (Marcus Plætorius fils de Marc Édile curule).


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 58 coins de droit et de 64 coins de revers. Ce denier aurait inspiré, pour le droit, les petites monnaies en bronze et en argent EPAD, données aux Arvernes (LT. 3900).

Historical background


(69-67 BC)

Of plebeian origin, the gens Plaetoria comes from the city of Sabine. Thanks to certain denarii, we also know that Marcus Plætorius Cestianus was curule aedile in 67 BC, which would seem to indicate a patrician affiliation. The aediles are responsible for ensuring the provisioning of Rome, the public games and the city police. It is possible that our moneyer took charge of the organization of the "Ludi Florales" of 67 BC. On leaving office, the patrician aedile can access the praetorship, which Marcus Plætorius Cestianus does in 66 BC, before seeking the consulship. It does not seem that our currency was entitled to consular pomp. As Cicero recounts (ad. Att. V. 20, 8), he was condemned in 51 BC.

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