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Collection Roman Collection
Catalog Number 2015.7.5
Object Name Coin
Description Roman Republic coin, silver, AR denarius. Marcus Porcius Laeca, of the plebeian gens Porcia, a moneyer (tresviri monetalis) in 125 B.C.E. The winged-helmed head of Pallas-Nicephora with a denarial symbol in front of the necklace in profile, on obverse with the inscription "LAECA", left. On reverse, a female in a galloping quadriga holds the reins and a sceptre in her left hand, and with her extended right exhibits a pileus, or freed-man's cap; a flying Victory above is in the act of placing a garland on her head with the inscriptions "M.PORC" under the horses and "ROMA" in the exergum.
Date: 125 B.C.E.

Reference: David Sear, "Roman Coins and Their Values" , London 2000 (Vol I), #146, pg 101; Also Edward A. Sydenham, The Coinage of the Roman Republic, London, 1952, p.63, 513.
Title M. Porcius Laeca
Date 125 BCE
Material Silver
Credit line Gift of Arthur G. and Roswitha Haas
Subjects Roman Republic
Ancient Rome