Gens Plaetoria was a plebeian family at Rome. A number of Plaetorii appear in history during the first and second centuries BC, but none of this gens ever obtained the consulship. Several Plaetorii issued denarii from the late 70s into the 40s, of which one of the best known alludes to the assassination of Caesar on the Ides of March, since one of the Plaetorii was a partisan of Pompeius during the Civil War.
Chase classifies the nomen Plaetorius among those gentilicia which were either of Roman origin, or which at least cannot be shown to have originated anywhere else, implying that the name is apparently of Latin derivation. Some scholars have suggested that the Plaetorii hailed from the ancient city of Tusculum in Latium.
Reverse: Eagle standing right on thunderbolt, head left; M• PLAETORIVS M•F•AED•CVR around
Die Orientation: 7 H
Weight: 3.97 g
Reverse: jug and torch; M·PLAETORI / CEST·S·C
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Weight: 4 g