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Rome - The Republic

Moneyer: P. Fonteius P.f. Capito
Held Office: 55 BC
Denomination: AR Denarius
Mint: Rome
Obverse: Helmeted and draped bust of Mars right, trophy over shoulder. "P•FONTEIVS•P•F•CAPITO•III•VIR"
Reverse: Horseman galloping right, about to spear Gaulish warrior below (who is holding up oval shield) who is attacking a third, disarmed combatant. "MN• - FONT•TR - MIL" ("MN" and "NT" in monogram).
Reference: RCVM 392, RSC Fonteia 17, RRC 429/1
Weight: 4.1 gms
Diameter: 18.8 mm

P. Fonteius P.f. Capito

This type records the exploits of Mn. Fonteius who was governor of Narbonese Gaul, 76-73 BC.

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