Denarius Thoria: Lucius Thorius Balbus; L•THORIVS BALBVS

Features

Country Roman Republic (ancient) (Rome)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 105 BC
Value Denarius (1)
Currency Denarius of 10 Asses (221 – 141 BC)
Composition Silver
Weight 3.84 g
Diameter 19 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 66960
Numista (https://numista.com)
References RCV I# 192,
David R. Sear; 2000. Roman Coins and Their Values / Volume 1. The Republic and the Twelve Caesars 280 BC-AD 96. Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
RSC# 1
Herbert A. Seaby, David R. Sear, Robert Loosley; 1978. Roman Silver Coins / Volume 1. The Republic to Augustus (3rd edition). Numismatic Fine Arts Intl, London, United Kingdom.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

Head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goat skin.
Border of dots.

Lettering: I•S•M•R

Translation:
Juno Sospita Magna Regina
(Great Queen Juno the Saviour)

Reverse

Bull charging right; control-letter above.
Part of moneyer mark in field below the bull, part of the moneyer mark in exergue.
Border of dots.

Lettering:
L
L•THORIVS
BALBVS

Translation: Lucius Thorius Balbus

Mint

Rome (ancient), Italy

Comments

The gens Thoria was a plebeian family.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (-105)  Rome mint - RRC#316/1, CRR#598

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