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Roman Republic, Lucius Scribonius Libo, 62 B.C.
The ruins of the Puteal Scribonianum were discovered in the Forum in 1950's. The reverse is either a play on Scribonius' name or the origin of his family name and the Scribonianum were related. Perhaps he was also a music lover explaining the lyres. The same type was also minted with an anvil or tongs in place of the hammer. Sear indicates the tools are symbolic of the moneyer's position. -- Roman Coins and Their Values by David R. Sear
Crawford believes the lyres may be purely decorative and the tools, symbols of Vulcan, recall that the Puteal was located on a spot that was struck by lightning. -- Roman Republican Coinage by Michael H. Crawford
RR88399. Silver denarius
928, RSC I Scribonia
3377, RBW Collection
1500, SRCV I
367, gVF, toned well centered
and struck, porous, Rome
3.940g, maximum diameter
18.9mm, die axis
, 62 B.C.; obverse
of Bonus Eventus
right, BON EVENT
downward before, LIBO downward behind; reverse Puteal
Scribonianum, ornamented with garland and two lyres, hammer at base, PVTEAL above, SCRIBON in exergue
Catalog current as of Wednesday, April 24, 2019.
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