Q. Minucius M.f. Thermus Moneyer of the Roman Republic from 103 BC to 103 BC.
Q. Minucius M.f. Thermus was one of the moneyers for the year 103 BC. He probably had a long-standing alliance with Pompey.

Gens Minucia was a Roman family, which flourished from the earliest days of the Republic until imperial times. The gens was apparently of patrician origin, but was better known by its plebeian branches. The first of the Minucii to hold the consulship was Marcus Minucius Augurinus, elected consul in 497 BC.

The cognomen Thermus, a borrowing from Greek, might refer to a bath or hot springs.
Q. Minucius M.f. Thermus
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An AR Denarius struck 103 BC in Rome
Obverse: Helmeted head of Mars left

Reverse: Q*TERM*MF below two warriors in combat, one on left protecting a fallen man

Diameter: 20 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.5 g
No notes for this coin
Syd 592, Cr319/1
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An AR Denarius struck 103 BC in Rome
Obverse: Head of Mars left, wearing crested helmet ornamented with plume and annulet.

Reverse: Two warriors fighting, each armed with sword in right hand and shield in left; the one on the left protects a fallen comrade; the other wears horned helmet; Q•THERM•MF in exergue.

Diameter: 19 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 4.02 g
"This coin records the brave deeds of the moneyer’s ancestor and namesake, Quintus Minucius Q. f. L. n. Thermus who was elected consul in 193 and assigned Liguria as his province. From his base in Pisa, he waged war against the Ligurians. His command was extended for the following year, during which time he defeated the Ligurian forces near Pisa. He remained as proconsul in Liguria for 191–190. During this time it appears that he may have won the distinction of the corona civica, the second highest military award to which a Roman could aspire, by saving the life of a fellow citizen in battle through slaying an enemy on a spot not further held by the enemy army that day - this act being depicted on the reverse.

He may also have been the same Thermus who served as military tribune under Scipio in North Africa in 202 BC. Appian relates that about this time there was a cavalry engagement between the forces of Hannibal and those of Scipio near Zama, in which the latter had the advantage. On the succeeding days they had sundry skirmishes until Scipio, learning that Hannibal was very short of supplies and was expecting a convoy, sent the military tribune, [Quintus Minucius] Thermus, by night to attack the supply train. Thermus took a position on the crest of a hill at a narrow pass, where he killed 4,000 Africans, took as many more prisoners, and brought the supplies to Scipio."

Provenance: e-Bay sale (May 2018).
Crawford 319/1
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An AR Denarius struck 99 (103)BC in Rome
Obverse: head of Mars left waring crested helmet ornamented with feather and annulet

Reverse: Q. Minucius Q.f. L.n. Thermus right fighting barbarian (Ligurian) left wearing horned helmet over Roman soldier kneeling right; everyone holding sword and shield; Q·(THE)RM·(MF)

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
Crawford 319/1, Sydenham 592, RSC I Minucia 19, BMCRR Italy 653, RBW Collection 1174, SRCV I 197
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An AR Denarius struck 103 BC in Rome
Obverse: Helmeted head of Mars left

Reverse: Two warriors in combat, one on left protecting a fallen man; Q•TERM•MF in exergue

Diameter: 19 mm
Die Orientation: 6 H
Weight: 3.94 g
No notes for this coin
Crawford 319/1; RSC Minucia 19