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3600374
360, Lot: 374. Estimate $150.
Sold for $200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

L. Cassius Longinus. 60 BC. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.93 g, 6h). Rome mint. Veiled and draped bust of Vesta left; C to left, calix to right / Voter standing left, dropping tablet inscribed V (Uti rogas) into cista to left. Crawford 413/1; Sydenham 935; Cassia 10. Good VF, toned, some hairlines.


From Group SGF.

L. Cassius Longinus was the younger brother of C. Cassius, one of the murderers of Julius Caesar. The tablet marked V was used in Rome to cast a favorable vote on legislation. Taken in conjunction with the head of Vesta on the obverse, this coin refers to the law of 113 BC which set up the special commission, presided over by L. Cassius Longinus Ravilla, for the trial of three delinquent Vestal Virgins.