Denarius, issued by Ancient Roman Republic, 76 BC
Moneyer: L. LVCRETI TRIO (L. Lucretius Trio)
Minted in Rome

Obverse Description

Radiate head of Sol facing right

Reverse Description

Crescent moon (if not worn and damaged there would have been seven stars around the moon); within crescent, TRIO; below crescent, L. LVCRETI

Edge Description



The moneyer, Lucius Lucretius Trio, has chosen astronomical themes for the obverse and reverse. On the obverse is the sun-god, Sol. On the reverse a lunar crescent which, on better preserved examples of this coin, has seven stars around it. These seven stars were known as the constellation Triones (chosen as a pun on the moneyer's name).

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