Roman Republican. M. Porcius Cato Maior (the Elder).
234-149 BC. Æ Medal (32mm, 13.75 g, 12h). Roman Series: The Creation of the Censors. By J. Dassier and sons. Dated 310 AUC (443 BC) [issued mid-18th century]
. CATON LE CENSEUR ·, bust right, wearing toga praetexta
/ Scene of the creation of the office of the censors; in two lines in exergue, CREATION DES/CENSEURS ·. Good VF, a few marks.
Jean Dassier’s series of medals illustrating Roman history consisted of 61 pieces, covering important individuals and events throughout Rome’s early history, from the city’s founding by Romulus, the rape of the Sabine women, and the rule of Numa Pompilius, to the fall of the Republic with the murder of Caesar, the second triumvirate, and rise of Augustus.