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Rome - The Republic

Moneyer: Q. Minucius M.f. Thermus
Held Office: 103 BC
Denomination: AR Denarius
Mint: Rome
Obverse: Helmeted head of young Mars left, wearing crested and plumed helmet.
Reverse: Roman soldier advancing right, fighting with uplifted sword a barbarian soldier before him and protecting with a shield a fallen comrade at his feet. "Q•THERM•MF", (the THE and MF in monogram).
Reference: RCVM 197, RSC Minucia 19, RRC 319/1
Weight: 3.9 gms
Diameter: 18.1 mm

Q. Minucius M.f. Thermus

This reverse of this coin records the brave deeds of the moneyer's ancestor and namesake, who was consul in 193 BC. He was engaged in a severe contest with the Ligurians and is said to have distinguished himself by his bravery.

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