In one instance, he was considered to be so valuable that he could demand a prefecture from Aulus Gabinius during his proconsulship in Syria in 55, even though the first plan had been that he should participate only as a private citizen.(20) In 50, he was elected to the augurate
.(21) Although the greater credit for this achievement is rightly given to Caesar and Curio,(22) his election ahead of the older, more influential, L.
A number of coin reverses associate the sitella, the urn used to cast the lots, with the lituus, the preeminent symbol of the augurate
, and augural intervention in an inquest following the death of Q.