|Pecunem | Numismatik Naumann (formerly Gitbud & Naumann) > Gitbud & Naumann Auction 36||Auction date: 4 October 2015|
|Lot number: 323|
MACEDON. Uncertain (Dium?). Quintus Hortensius Hortalo (Proconsul, 44-42BC). Ae.
Obv: Q HORTENSI PRO COS.
Bare head right.
Rev: PRAEF COLON / DEDVC.
Plough with yoke right; to right, vexillum. c/m: B FQ in rectangular incuse.
Kremydi-Sicilianou, Quintus Hortensius Hortalus in Macedonia, 1-19.
Quintus Hortensius Hortalus was the son of the famous orator, senator and consul with the same name. He was a partisan of G. Julius Caesar and not only amongst the first to cross the Rubicon but also a combatant on Caesar's side in the battle of Pharsalos in 46 BC. As a reward for his loyalty he was made proconsul of Macedonia in 44 BC, only a few months before the assassination of Caesar.
Condition: Good fine.
Weight: 16.52 g.
Diameter: 27 mm.
Estimate: 2000 EUR