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Rome - The Republic

Moneyer: Mn. Fonteius
Held Office: 108 or 107 B.C.
Denomination: AR Denarius
Mint: Rome
Obverse: Conjoined laureate heads of the Dioscuri right. XVI in monogram below their chins. "P" before.
Reverse: Part frontal view of galley sailing right, doliolum in the stern?, control letter "R" below, "MN•FONTEI" (MN and NTE in monogram)
Reference: RCVM 184, RSC Fonteia 7-8, RRC 307/1a
Weight: 4.0 gms
Diameter: 19.1 mm

Mn. Fonteius

Mn. Fonteius is probably the person who governed as propraetor of Narbonese Gaul between 76-73 BC and was accused of extortion in his province by M. Plaetorius in 69. He was defended by Cicero in an oration, part of which is extant.

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