C. Antestius - Monetalis of Res Publica Romana from 146 BC to 146 BC
C. Antestius was a moneyer for the year 146 BC. He is not otherwise known, but many of his coins feature a puppy or dog on the design.

Gens Antestia, or Antistia, was a plebeian family at Rome. The first of the gens to achieve prominence was Sextus Antistius, tribune of the plebs in 422 BC.

The oldest families of the Antistii used the praenomina Sextus, Lucius, and Marcus. In the later Republic, members of the gens also used Publius, Titus, Gaius, and Quintus.

In 29 BC, Octavian elevated this family to the patriciate.
C. Antestius
Moneyer C. Antestius of the Roman Republic

(1) C. Antestius 146 BC
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma right, C•ANTESTI upwards to left, X (mark of value) below chin.
Reverse: The Dioscuri galloping right; below, puppy right with both fore-feet raised; ROMA in exergue.
Ref: Crawford 219/1e
(2) C. Antestius 147 (146)BC
Obverse: head of Roma right wearing winged helmet; dog in left field; X
Reverse: Dioscuri right riding on horses, stars over pilei, each holding spear reins; C·(ANTE)STI / ROMA
Ref: Crawford 219/01a