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Roman denarius with heroic scene

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Roman denarius with a heroic scene
Roman denarius with heroic scene

The reverse of a silver Roman denarius minted in 103 BCE. The coin depicts a battle scene between a Roman soldier (right), protecting his companion, from an attack by a barbarian warrior from the Ligurian tribe.

The scene refers to the account that the heroic Roman was the consul himself in 193 BCE – Quintus Minusius Thermus – who received corona civica for his act. The inscription: Q•THERM•MF is visible, i.e.: Quintus [Minucius] Thermus.


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