|Moneyer:||L. Scribonius Libo|
|Held Office:||62 BC|
|Obverse:||Diademed head of Bonus Eventus. "LIBO" behind, "BON•EVENT" in front.|
|Reverse:||The "Puteal Scribonianum" well decorated with two lyres, hammer and branches. "PVTEAL" above, "SCRIBON." in exergue.|
|Reference:||RCVM 367 RSC Scribonia 8a, RRC 416/1a|
|Comment:||The Reverse shows the "The Puteal Scribonianum" well in the Forum near the Arch of Fabius. The remains were discovered during excavations in 1950. "BONUM (or BONUS) EVENTUS" = good fortune.|
An earlier L. Scribonius Libo, tribune of the plebs, in 149BC, accused Servilius Sulpcius Galba of the outrages which had committed against the Lusitanians. It was possibly this Libo who consecrated the Puteal Sribonianum or Puteal Libonis, which is frequently mentioned by ancient writers. The Puteal was an enclosed place in the forum, near the Arcus Fabianus, and was so called from its being open at the top, like a puteal or well. It appears that there was only one such puteal at Rome, and not two, as is generally believed. It was repaired and re-dedicated by Libo, who erected in its nearby a tribunal for the praetor, and consequently was used by people bringing law-suits, etc.
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