Coin (obverse), Denarius, of Quintus Marcius Libo

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Coin (obverse), Denarius, of Quintus Marcius Libo

This silver coin was minted in Rome by Quintus Marcius Libo in 148 BC. It is a type called a denarius, the most common Roman silver coin. This picture shows the obverse of the coin.

The obverse portrays Roma, the goddess and personification of Rome, wearing a helmet. Behind her is the word 'LIBO' written downwards, denoting the moneyer. The letter X under her chin is a mark of value.

During the 160s and 150s BC, virtually no silver coins were minted in Rome. Thereafter, with the wealth from conquered Mediterranean lands, silver coins were again issued, with the silver denarius the chief issue.

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Online ID: 000-100-065-464-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.C15032
Date: 148
148 BC
Material: Silver; part of edge a little uneven; slight to moderate wear. Inscription: Obv. Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, LIBO, downwards; X under chin / Rev. Dioscuri galloping right; below, Q . MARC (MA ligated); ROMA in exergue
Dimensions: 19.50 x 20.00 mm D / Die Axis: 10.0
What: Coin Type: Crawford 215/1
Coin, denarius
Subject: Queen Street Coin Collection
Who: Dioscuri
Q. Marcius Libo (Maker)
Where: Italy, Rome
Roman Republic
Description: Silver denarius of Rome, minted by Q. Marcius Libo, 148 BC
  • Crawford, M.H. Roman Republican Coinage. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1976. 
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