constanius Posted April 6, 2009 Report Share Posted April 6, 2009 From Dassiers Roman series 1740 Death of Cato,46 BC. Bust in toga facing right. Around the circumference is CATON DUTIQUE. Below the bust are the initials 'I.D.' (Cato Uticensis by Jean Dassier). To the reverse is Cato laid near death on a canopied bed, wounded to his stomach. The book of Phaedo lies open on the bedside table,the sword and poisoned vessel on the floor. In the exergue is MORT DE CATON. A.R. 708. bronze 31mm diameter. Dated from the legendary date of the foundation of Rome using the 'Ab urbe condita' calendar. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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