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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1990.19
People
Moneyer: L. Thorius Balbus, Roman
Title
Denarius of L. Thorius Balbus, Rome
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
c. 105 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Rome (Latium)
Period
Roman Republican period
Culture
Roman Republican
Physical Descriptions
Medium
silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
3.5 g
Die Axis
6
Denomination
denarius
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: Behind, I.S.M.R downwards
  • Reverse Inscription: Above, control-mark (P); below, L.THORIVS; in exergue, BALBVS
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RRC 316/1
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Unspecified Collection
Accession Year
1990
Object Number
1990.19
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Head of Juno Sospita r., wearing goat-skin; behind, I.S.M.R downwards. Border of dots.
Rev.: Bull charging r.; above, control-mark (P); below, L.THORIVS; in exergue, BALBVS. Border of dots.

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