Lucius Cestius and Caius Norbanus, the minters of this coin, were elected praetors in 43 BCE, just before the Second Triumvirate. The subject of the aureus is debated, and there are several possibilities for what the iconography represents. On the obverse is a female figure, most likely a personification of Africa, draped in elephant skin (note the tusks on her shoulder). Africa had been personified on coins from the time of Alexander the Great, but it became common on Roman coinage after this issue. It may be used here in connection with two African legions being sent to aid Octavian in the summer of 43. On the reverse, the goddess Cybele sits on a throne in a biga pulled by lions. This was probably meant to allude to the anticipated victory over invaders of Italy – the enemy forces that Octavian and the African legions were currently fighting. KHK.