Coin (reverse), Denarius, of Lucius Lucretius Trio

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Coin (reverse), Denarius, of Lucius Lucretius Trio

This silver coin was minted in Rome by Lucius Lucretius Trio in 76 BC. It is a type called a denarius, the most common Roman silver coin. This picture shows the reverse of the coin.

The reverse depicts a winged boy riding on a dolphin. Below, is the legend 'L.LVCRET[I] TRIO' on two lines, referring to the moneyer, about whom nothing else is known.

Most coins of the Roman Republic were issued by officials called moneyers. They commissioned designs, which often referred to famous ancestors, associations to favourite cults, or puns on their names. Often, as here, the symbolism remains obscure.

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Online ID: 000-190-000-427-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.C15262
Date: 76
76 BC
Material: Silver; both sides slightly off-centre; fairly worn. Inscription: Obv. Laureate head of Neptune to right, with trident over shoulder; behind top of head, LXV, downwards (L resembles upside-down T) / Rev. Winged boy riding on dolphin to right; below, L . L
Dimensions: 16.50 x 18.00 mm D / Die Axis: 4.5
What: Coin Type: Crawford 390/2
Coin, denarius
Subject: Queen Street Coin Collection
Who: L. Lucretius Trio (Maker)
Where: Italy, Rome
Roman Republic
Description: Silver denarius of Rome, minted by L. Lucretius Trio, 76 BC
  • Crawford, M.H. Roman Republican Coinage. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1976. 
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