Marcus Porcius Cato Uticensis [95-46 BC] was commonly known as Cato the Younger (Cato Minor).
Cato was a Roman senator in the period of the late republic. A noted orator and a follower of the Stoic philosophy, He is remembered for his stubbornness and tenacity (especially in his lengthy conflict with Julius Caesar) and was one of the most active defenders of the Republic.
Following Caesar’s victory at the battle of Thapsus, Cato refused an offer of clemency and committed suicide.
Moneyer: M. Cato
Babelon: Porcia 9, Crawford 462/1c. Sydenham 1052, Imperators 46.
BMC # 15
Africa, 47-46 BC.
Obverse: Female head right, ROM behind, M. CATO PRO PR before
Reverse: Victory seated right holding patera; VICTRIX in exergue
Diameter: 18 mm
Silver-plated, handcrafted in the USA
Packaged in a coin collecting flip with the description of coin printed on flip insert.