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61127
61, Lot: 127. Estimate $100.
Sold for $78. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

P. Laeca. 110-109 BC. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.90 gm). Helmeted head of Roma right: X below / Togate citizen standing right, raising hand to military figure standing left with outstretched hand; attendant behind holding holding rods. Crawford 301/1; Sydenham 571; Porcia 4. Good VF, reverse slightly off-centered, light porosity.

From the Tony Hardy Collection.

This example commemorates the Lex Porcia de Provocatione, which allowed citizens outside the city the right of appeal in criminal matters against magistrates exercising their imperium. During the Republic, this was through the courts, but under the Empire, appeal was made to the emperor.