Denarius Of L. Plaetorius Cestianus For Brutus, Moving Mint
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1972.244
People
Issued by L. Plaetorius Cestianus, Roman
Struck for Brutus, Roman ( 85-42 BCE)
Title
Denarius of L. Plaetorius Cestianus for Brutus, Moving Mint
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
43-42 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Moving Mint
Period
Roman Republican period
Culture
Roman Republican
Physical Descriptions
Medium
silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
3.76 g
Die Axis
12
Denomination
denarius
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: Around, clockwise, BRVT.IMP; around, counter-clockwise, -brvt impL.PLAET.CEST
  • Reverse Inscription: EID.MAR
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RRC 508/3
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Frederick M. Watkins
Accession Year
1972
Object Number
1972.244
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Head of Brutus r., bare headed, with slight beard.
Rev.: Cap of Liberty (pileus) between two daggers with points downwards.
Publication History

The Frederick M. Watkins Collection, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1973)

Kristin A. Mortimer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums/Abbeville Press (Cambridge, MA; New York, NY, 1985), p. 119, no. 134, ill.

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., Harvard Art Museum/Handbook, exh. cat. (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2008)

Exhibition History

The Frederick M. Watkins Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 01/31/1973 - 03/14/1973

The Portrait, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 10/15/2004 - 01/09/2005

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted