The gens Cornelia was one of the greatest patrician houses at Rome. For more than seven hundred years, from the early decades of the Republic to the third century AD, the Cornelii produced more eminent statesmen and generals than any other gens. Nearly a third of all the consuls under the Republic were members of this family, beginning with Servius Cornelius Cossus Maluginensis in 485 BC.
The cognoment 'Lentulus' was associated with Gens Cornelia, and literally means 'slow'.
Reverse: Roma facing, holding spear, being crowned by Genius of the Roman People right; I (control mark) in left field, LENT•MAR•F in exergue; all within laurel-wreath.
Die Orientation: 11 H
Weight: 3.89 g
Reverse: Roma facing wearing helmet, holding spear is crowned by Genius standing left, holding wreath and cornucopia, all within laurel wreath, dot above and below G, LE(NT)·(MAR)·F
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 4 g