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Success (Bonus Eventus)

Bonus Eventus (the God of Success) was worshipped by the Romans among the other Dei Consentes, as a diety especially presiding over agriculture.


Roman Republic, Lucius Scribonius Libo, 62 B.C.

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The ruins of the Puteal Scribonianum were discovered in the Forum in 1950's. The reverse is either a play on Scribonius' name or the origin of his family name and the Scribonianum were related. Perhaps he was also a music lover explaining the lyres. The same type was also minted with an anvil or tongs in place of the hammer. Sear indicates the tools are symbolic of the moneyer's position. -- Roman Coins and Their Values by David R. Sear

Crawford believes the lyres may be purely decorative and the tools, symbols of Vulcan, recall that the Puteal was located on a spot that was struck by lightning. -- Roman Republican Coinage by Michael H. Crawford
RR88399. Silver denarius, Crawford 416/1a, Sydenham 928, RSC I Scribonia 8a, BMCRR I Rome 3377, RBW Collection 1500, SRCV I 367, gVF, toned well centered and struck, porous, weight 3.940 g, maximum diameter 18.9 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 62 B.C.; obverse diademed head of Bonus Eventus right, BON EVENT downward before, LIBO downward behind; reverse Puteal Scribonianum, ornamented with garland and two lyres, hammer at base, PVTEAL above, SCRIBON in exergue; SOLD







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