L. Plaetorius L. f. Cestianus
money; coins (money)
This coin depicts the bust of Juno Moneta, an epithet of the patron goddess of Rome, Juno. The temple of Juno Moneta in Rome stamped and minted coinage. The reverse side of the coin depicts a naked athlete running while holding a palm branch. The coin is very rare as it was special issue, and was likely used to commemorate the occasion of public games and sporting events. The coin is inscribed with the name MONETA on the front and the name of the minter, L PLAETORI L F, on the back.
Crawford 396/1a; Sydenham 792
ARTH250 (Professor V. Rousseau, Fall 2020)
TM, VR, SH
University Art Collection, University of St. Thomas (St. Paul)