Aemilius Lepidus at the time of the construction of the Via Aemilia (187 B.C.).
It appears to have been still more reduced under Octavian, Lepidus and Antony, when its value was 3 of an ounce.
In 78 he was consul with Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, who after the death of Sulla proposed the overthrow of his constitution, the re-establishment of the distribution of grain, the recall of the banished, and other democratic measures.
But Lepidus, having levied troops in his province of Transalpine Gaul, returned to Rome at the head of an army.
Catulus defeated him at the Mulvian bridge and near Cosa in Etruria, and Lepidus made his escape to Sardinia, where he died soon afterwards.