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Ca'pito, Fonteius

6. L. Fonteius Capito, consul in A. D. 67 together with C. Julius Rufus, as we learn from the Fasti Siculi and the Chronicon of Cassiodorus; but whether he is the same as the Fonteius Capito who was put to death in Germany in the reign of Galba, A. D. 68, on the ground of having attempted to excite an insurrection, is uncertain. (Tac. Hist. 1.7, 37, 52, 3.62, 4.13; Suet. Galb. 11; Plut. Galb. 15, where Φμοντήϊος should be changed into Φοντήϊος.)

It is uncertain to which of the Capitos the two following coins belong: the praenomen Publius would lead us to refer them to No. 2. The former contains on the obverse a head of Mars with a trophy behind it and the inscription P. FONTEIVS CAPITO, P. F. III. VIR., and on the reverse a man riding on horseback at full gallop, with two men below fighting, and the inscription MAN. FONT. TR. MIL. The latter coin contains on the obverse the head of Concordia with the inscription P. FONTEIVS CAPITO III. VIR. CONCORDIA, and on the reverse a double portico with the inscription T. DIDI. IMP. VIL. PVBL.


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