M. Plaetorius Cestianus
Silver denarius, 18 mm, 4.03 gm.
Rome, 57 BC.
The traditional identification of the female bust on this coins as Vacuna is tenuous. An identification as Isis is perhaps correct. In short, the identification of the obverse type is uncertain, as the female has attributes of Isis, Minerva, Apollo, Diana, and Victory.
Crawford 409/1; Sydenham 809.
Ex Munzen and Medaillen auktion 53, lot 198, Nov. 29, 1977; CNG sale 55, lot 1058, (5/13/2000).