L. Papius Moneyer of the Roman Republic from 79 BC to 79 BC.
L. Papius was one of the moneyers for the year 79 BC. He is not otherwise known, but was probably not a populares or an opponent of Sulla, or he would not have been appointed moneyer.

He was probably the father of the moneyer L. Papius who became censor under Caesar.

The gens Papia was a plebeian family at Rome. Members of this gens are first mentioned at the time of the Samnite Wars, but do not appear at Rome until the final century of the Republic. Marcus Papius Mutilus was the only member of the family to attain the consulship, which he held in AD 9.
L. Papius
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An AR Denarius Serratus struck 78 (79)BC in Sardinia
Obverse: head of Juno Sospita right waering goat skin; bucket behind

Reverse: Gryphon springing right; jug below L.PAPI

Diameter: 0 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 4 g

Gens Papia was Samnite origin and family came from Lanuvium.

Crawford 384/1 (symbol 11); Sydenham 773; Papia 1; British museum 1902,0206.106