Some of the coins featured a bust of Saturn on the obverse, and the prow of a ship on the reverse.
Initially a cast coin, like the rest of Roman Republican bronzes, it began to be struck from dies shortly before the Second Punic War 218-204 BC.
The coin was issued infrequently during the Roman Empire, and ceased to be issued by the time of Hadrian 117-138 AD.
Reverse: L•BIBVLVS•M•F•PR•DESIG, quinquereme right, with three oars and stern ending in boar's head left.
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 3.61 g
Provenance: Private purchase (May 2018).
Reverse: prow of galley with corvus right; grain ear above; S / K / ROMA
Die Orientation: -