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Roman Imitatives

Ruler(s)/ Period: Republic: C. Fundanius (Moneyer)
Denomination: Fourrée silver plated denarius
Obverse: Head of Roma right in winged helmet, "• R" (control mark) behind.
Reverse: Marius as Triumphator in a slow quadriga right, holding laurel branch in left hand and staff in right; child seated on near horse, "Q" above, "C•FVNDAN" in exergue.
Reference: RSC I Fundania 1, RCVM 204, RRC 326/1
Weight: 3.0 gms
Diameter: 18.8 mm

C. Fundanius

A remarkable type commemorating Marius' joint triumph with Q. Lutatius Catalus in 101 BC. Crawford suggests that the rider on the near horse may be Marius' 8-year old son. Fundanius strikes as Questor, though with no reference to special senatorial authority for the issue.
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