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 has a crescent surrounded by seven stars, probably to be interpreted as the constellation Triones. Above the crescent is the legend 'TRIO' and below it '[L].LVCRETI', both identifying the moneyer about whom nothing else is known.

Most coins of the Roman Republic were issued by officials called moneyers. They were able to commission designs, which often referred to famous ancestors, associations to favourite cults, or puns on their names, as in this case.

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Online ID: 000-190-000-101-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1977.189
Date: 76 BC
Material: Silver. Inscription: Obv. Radiate head of sol r. / Rev. Crescent surrounded by seven stars; above, crescent, TRIO; below crescent, L.LVCRETI
Dimensions: 18.00 mm D / Die Axis: 6.0
What: Coin, denarius
Subject: Ancient Coin Collection
Who: Sol
Where: Italy, Rome
Description: Silver denarius of the Roman Republic, Rome, 76 BC
  • Crawford, M.H. Roman Republican Coinage. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1976. 
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