Authentic Roman Silver Coin Pendant depicting a Bull
Lucius Thorius Balbus was the monetary consul who minted this coin and derived from the Gens Thorii of Lanuvio.
In the ancient basin of the Mediterranean Sea, the Gods were venerated, adored and represented in the most varied forms and ways. Almost always they were depicted in anthropomorphic features, that is similar to men, other times in the form of animals.
In this period many cults and religious symbols began to circulate among human cultures, and among these one in particular, the Bull, was the object of veneration and adoration by almost all the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean.
It was considered a divine and sacred animal by almost all cultures of antiquity, and was also a symbol associated with the Moon, constellations, fertility, rebirth and even the power of kings.