Roman Republic, Denarius


Roman Republic, Denarius (obverse) Roman Republic, Denarius (reverse)

The obverse of this Roman denarius from the year 62 BC shows Bonus Eventus, the spirit of success; he is identified by the legend BON. EVENT in front of him. The inscription LIBO behind him refers to the moneyer Lucius Scribonius Libo, about whom little else is known.

The reverse depicts the Puteal Scribonianum decorated with a garland and two lyres. Putealia were round or square wellheads. Moreover, they often marked a site struck by lightning. The Puteal Scribonianum stood on the Forum in Rome.


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