Mn. Cordius Rufus
- Monetalis of Res Publica Romana from 46 BC to 46 BC
Mn. Cordius Rufus is the only known member of Cordia gens. Later he served as praetor and proconsul under Octavian.
The cognomen 'Rufus' means red, reddish or red-faced - and was one of the most common Roman bynames.
Moneyer Mn. Cordius Rufus of the Roman Republic
conjoined heads of the Dioscuri with laureate pilei right, stars above, RVFVS III VIR
Venus Verticordia standing left, holding scales and scepter, Cupid on her shoulder, (MN)·CORDI
Ref: Crawford 463/1b, SRCV I 440, RSC I ...
RVFVS·III·VIR Conjoined heads right of the Dioscuri, each wearing pileus surmounted by a star.
MN. CORDIVS Venus Verticordia standing left, holding scales and scepter; on her shoulder, Cupid.