Cn. Plancius Curule Aedil of the Roman Republic from 55 BC to 55 BC.
Cn. Plancius aedilus curilis in 55 BC, alongside A. Plautius.

The office of the aedilis was generally held by young men intending to follow the cursus honorum to high political office, traditionally after their quaestorship but before their praetorship. It was not a compulsory part of the cursus, but it was an advantageous position to hold because it demonstrated the aspiring politician's commitment to public service, as well as giving him the opportunity to hold public festivals and games, an excellent way to increase his name recognition and popularity.

Cn. Plancius is not known beyond his aedilship and this issue.
Cn. Plancius
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An AR Denarius struck 55 BC in Rome
Obverse: Head of Diana Planciana(?) right, wearing petasus, CN•PLANCIVS downwards in right field, AED•CVR•S•C downwards in left field.

Reverse: Cretan goat standing right; quiver and bow in left field.

Diameter: 18 mm
Die Orientation: 9 H
Weight: 3.86 g
"Cn. Plancius had a long political career. He first served as propraetor in Africa under A. Torquatus and in 68 BC and under Q. Metellus in Crete. In 62 BC he was a military tribune in the army of C. Antonius in Macedonia and in 56 BC was quaestor of Macedonia.

Cn. Plancius became friends with Cicero during Ciceros exile in Macedonia, and in 55 BC, after being elected to the curule aedileship, was defended by Cicero against charges of electoral corruption. The obverse and reverse types refer to his activities in Macedonia and Crete."

Provenance: Bertolami Fine Arts, E-Live Auction 49 (12 November 2017), lot 774.
Crawford 432/1
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An AR Denarius struck 54 (55)BC in Rome
Obverse: head of Macedonia right wearing causia; CN·PLANCIVS / AED·CVR·S·C

Reverse: agrimi standing right, bow and quiver left

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 4.1 g
No notes for this coin
Crawford 432/1, SRCV I 396, Sydenham 932, RSC I Plancia 1