He was adopted into the Plautia gens, and was the brother of Lucius Munatius Plancus.
Plautius Plancus was proscribed and executed in 43 BC. His brother would go on to become one of the classic historical examples of men who have managed to survive very dangerous circumstances by constantly shifting their allegiances.
Reverse: Aurora, winged and draped, flying right, head facing slightly left, holding reins and palm branch, conducting the four rearing horses of the sun; PLANCVS below.
Die Orientation: 12 H
Weight: 4 g
Provenance: CNG Electronic auction 404 (23 August 2017), lot 453. Ex Hirsch Nachf. 284 (26 September 2012), lot 2585.
Reverse: Aurora flying right with head slightly left conducting 4 horses; PLANCVS
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.9 g
Reverse: Aurora flying right, conducting the four horses of the sun and holding palm frond; PLANCVS below
Die Orientation: 4 H
Weight: 3.86 g