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Live auction - brm_580268 - PLAETORIA Denier

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Estimate : 5 500 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 16 June 2020 14:34:24
Type : Denier
Date: 69 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 3,95 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle sur un flan large, centré, présentant une faiblesse à 3h. Superbe buste ainsi qu’un revers finement détaillé. La monnaie a conservé une partie de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine. Patine grise de collection avec des reflets bleutés et dorés
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste de femme à gauche portant un diadème ailé ; derrière un couteau.


Reverse legend : M. PLAETOR/ CEST. S. C..
Reverse description : Monstre sur le fronton d’un temple.
Reverse translation : “Marcus Plætorius Cestianus Senatus Consulto”, (Marcus Plaetorius/ Cestianus par décret du Sénat).


C’est la première fois que nous présentons ce type à la vente.

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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