Gaius Cato, 123 BC, AR Denarius (18.5mm, 3.85g, 6h), Rome mint
Obv: Helmeted head of Roma right; X (mark of value) to left
Rev: Victory driving galloping biga right, holding reins and whip
Ref: Crawford 274/1; Sydenham 417
Gaius Cato was initially a friend of the social reformers, the Gracchi brothers. He betrayed Gaius Gracchus in the late 120s BC and became consul in 114 BC. As governor of Macedonia he suffered defeat by the Scordisci. This defeat set off a religious hysteria in Rome that led to human sacrifices and the trials and deaths of Vestal virgins for incestum.
- Repubblica romana
- C. Porcius Cato, 123 a.C.
- Anno / Periodo e altre specifiche
- 123 BC
- Non certificato