L. Thorius Balbus - Gens of Res Publica Romana from 105 BC to 105 BC
L Thorius Balbus was a moneyer who hailed from Lanuvium, where there was a cult of Juno Sospita. Cicero describes him as a man who lived in such a manner that there was no pleasure, no matter how rare, that he did not enjoy. He was possibly the son of M. Aclius Balbus (168 BC).

Gens Thoria was a Roman family which used as a badge the bull (taurus) due to the similarity between the words 'taurus' and 'Thorius'.

The cognomen 'Balbus' literally means 'stammerer', and was used to denote a particular branch within the Gens.
L. Thorius Balbus
Gens L. Thorius Balbus of the Roman Republic

(1) L. Thorius Balbus 105 BC
Obverse: Head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goat skin headdress; I•S•M•R. behind
Reverse: Bull charging right, X above, L•THORIVS below, BALBVS in exergue
Ref: Crawford 316/1; RSC Thoria 1; Sear ...
(2) L. Thorius Balbus 105 BC
Obverse: Juno of Lanuvium, wearing goat's skin to right, I•S•M•R behind.
Reverse: Bull charging to right, L THORIVS below, BALBVS in exergue, X above.
Ref: Crawford 316/1, Sydenham 594, Thori...
(3) L. Thorius Balbus 105 BC
Obverse: Head of Juno Sospita right, wearing horned goat skin headdress, I.S.M.R downward behind
Reverse: Bull charging right, E (control letter) above, L.THORIVS below, BALBVS in exergue
Ref: SRCV I 192, Sydenham 598, Crawford ...
(4) L. Thorius Balbus 102 (105)BC
Obverse: head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goat skin headdress I·S·M·R (Ivno Seispes Mater Regina)
Reverse: bull charging right B L·THORIVS BALBVS
Ref: Crawford 316/1, SRCV I 192, Sydenha...