Denarius, Issued by Ancient Roman Republic, 114 or 113 BC
Moneyer: MN. AEMILIO LEP (Mn. Aemilius Lepidus)
Minted in Rome

Obverse Description

Laureate head of Roma facing right; behind, the denomination mark X with bar; in front, ROMA

Reverse Description

Equestrian statue on a structure of three arches, the horseman holds a spear (?) in his right hand which appears to be placed behind both his arm and the horse itself,; around, MN. AEMILI.; within arches, LEP

Edge Description



The name of the figure of the equestrian statue is unknown, but the three arches are thought to represent a section of an aqueduct begun by the Censor M. Aemilius Lepidus in 179 BC, perhaps depicting specifically where it crossed the Via Praenestina.The moneyer may have been the son of another M. Aemilius Lepidus, the consul of 126 BC.

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