|Moneyer:||P. Clodius M.f. Turrinus|
|Held Office:||Moneyer 42 BC|
|Obverse:||Laureate head of Apollo to right; behind, lyre.|
Diana with bow and quiver standing facing, her head turned to right, holding lighted torch in each hand. |
"P. CLODIVS / M • F"
|Reference:||RRC 494/23, Sydenham 1117, Babelon (Clodia) 14, RSC Clodia 15, RCVM 492|
P. Clodius M.f. Turrinus
The monetary quattuorvirate for 42 BC (L. Livineius Regulus, P. Clodius, L. Mussidius Longus, and C. Vibius Varus) was appointed by the newly constituted triumviral government of Antony, Octavian and Lepidus. Its activities were extensive and remarkable. For the first time in the history of the republican coinage the moneyers were called upon to oversee the regular production of gold coins. Although many of these aurei were issued in the names of the three Triumvirs, with their portraits, a few bore the personal types of the moneyers and the Caesarian regime. Denarii were also struck with personal types, and these greatly outnumbered the triumviral varieties which were issued in honour of Antony, Octavian, and the late dictator. Lepidus was pointedly ignored in the silver series and, as in the preceding year, no fractional silver coins (quinarii and sestertii) were struck at all. The half denarius was destined to be revived in certain military issues of the triumviral period, but the silver sestertius ceased as a denomination of the Roman coinage with Caesar's assassination in 44 BC.
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