|Pecunem Auction 6 Lot 329, my coin, see description below|
|Cr449.4.6 NAC A63 L351|
The coin was minted in Rome by C. Vibius C.f.
C.n. Pansa Caetronianus , adoptive son of C. Vibius Pansa , a monetary triumvir
who worked during the years of the social war. He was elected tribune of the
plebs in 51 B.C. and supported Julius Caesar who sent him as a legate (general
officer) to the Gallia Cisalpina between 44 and 45 B.C. After his return and
after Caesar’s death, he was elected consul together with A. Hirtius (another
legate loyal to Caesar). In 43 B.C. helped Decimio Bruto in the campaign in
Modena against Marco Antonio. He died together with A. Hirtius during the
This coin was minted between 49 and 48 B.C., during the civil war between Caesar and Pompeo which ended with the battle of Farsalo and the defeat of Pompeo in Egypt. The virtus is represented here by Libertas – identified by the key LIBERTATIS- and by the figure of Rome on the other side of the coin. This is a clear reference to the propaganda of respect for the republican legality of Caesar.