M. Junius D.f. Silanus - Monetalis of Res Publica Romana from 145 BC to 145 BC
Marcus Junius D. f. D. n. Silanus was a member of the Junii Silani, a noble Roman family, who held the consulship in 109 BC.

He was a moneyer in 145 BC, and is probably identical with the tribune of the people Marcus Junius D. f., who introduced in 124 or 123 BC a law against exploitative Roman governors (lex Iunia)

In 109 BC Silanus was elected consul, as the fist member of the Junii Silani. He was in office alongsode Quintus Caecilius Metellus Numidicus.

Silanus fought the Cimbri at an unknown location in Gallia Transalpina and was defeated.
M. Junius D.f. Silanus
Moneyer M. Junius D.f. Silanus of the Roman Republic

Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma right, ass's head to left; X (mark of value) below chin.
Reverse: The Dioscuri riding right; M•IVNI below, ROMA in exergue.
Ref: Crawford 220/1
(2) M. Junius D.f. Silanus 146 (145)BC
Obverse: head of Roma right wearing winged helmet, ass head left; X
Reverse: Dioscuri on horses right holding spears and reins; M·IVNI / ROMA
Ref: Crawford 220/1, SRCV I 96, Sydenham...