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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Roman Republic| > |150-100 B.C.| > SH81727
Roman Republic, L. Thorius Balbus, 105 B.C.
The obverse refers to the cult of Juno Sospita at Lanuvium, the moneyer's place of origin. The reverse is likely a play on the moneyer's name, Taurus sounds like Thorius. Cicero described L. Thorius Balbus as a man who lived in such a manner that there was not a single pleasure, however refined or rare, that he did not enjoy. This is one of the most common republican denarii. -- Roman Silver Coins edited by David Sear and Robert Loosley
SH81727. Silver denarius, BMCRR I Rome 1618, Sydenham 598, Crawford 316/1, RSC I Thoria 1, SRCV I 192, Choice gVF, Rome mint, weight 3.993g, maximum diameter 19.3mm, die axis 180o, obverse head of Juno Sospita right, wearing horned goat skin headdress, I∑S∑M∑R downward behind; reverse bull charging right, C (control letter) above, L∑THORIVS below, BALBVS in exergue; excellent centering on a round flan; SOLD

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