M. Aurelius Cotta Moneyer of the Roman Republic from 139 BC to 139 BC.
M. Aurelius L.f. Cotta was one of the moneyers for the year 139 BC. He is not otherwise known.

Gens Aurelia was a plebeian family at Rome, which flourished from the third century BC to the latest period of the Empire. The first of the Aurelian gens to obtained the consulship was Gaius Aurelius Cotta in 252 BC. From then to the end of the Republic, the Aurelii supplied many distinguished statesmen, before entering a period of relative obscurity under the early emperors. Cotta, the surname of the oldest and most illustrious branch of the Aurelii under the Republic, probably refers to a cowlick, or unruly shock of hair; but its derivation is uncertain, and an alternative explanation might be that it derives from a dialectical form of cocta, literally "cooked", or in this case "sunburnt".
M. Aurelius Cotta
An AR Denarius struck 143 (139)BC in Rome
Obverse: head of Roma right wearing winged helmet; COTA / X

Reverse: Hercules in biga of Centaurs right, each of whom holding a branch, Hercules holding club and reins; M·(AVR)ELI / ROMA

Diameter: 18.5 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.9 g
No notes for this coin
Crawford 229/1; Sydenham 429; cf. Aurelia 16