Lucius Furia Brocchus

The Furia family (or gens) was one of the oldest and most distinguished in the Roman Republic.  This coin was minted when Lucius Furius Brocchus was moneyer.  This family held many of the highest offices.   The obverse of this coin features the bust of Ceres, goddess of agriculture and fertility. She is flanked by her attributes; on the left, an ear of corn and to her right, a grain of barley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Denarius of Furia                                Silver                                                       63 B.C.E.                             2015.16.0346                                     Gift of Ron D’Argenio