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Coin Type: Silver denarius of L. Thorius Balbus, Roman Republic, 105 BCE.
Mint and Date: Rome, 105 BCE.
Size and Weight: 18mm, 3.7g
Head of Juno Sospita right, clad in goat-skin.
Reverse: Bull leaping and charging right, control letter R above.
Ref: RCV (2000) 192; RSC Thoria 1.
Provenance: lodge-antiquities (eBay), November 2002.
BW Ref: 008 031 037
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Note: The text I•S•M•R on the obverse stands for IVNO SOSPITA MAGNA REGINA. Juno Sospita, also known as Juno Lanuvina, was the main deity of Lanuvium, the birthplace of the moneyer.
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