T. Annius Rufus - Monetalis of Res Publica Romana from 144 BC to 144 BC
T. Annius Rufus was one of the moneyers for the year 144 BC. He later served as Consul in 128 BC.

Gens Annia was a plebeian family of considerable antiquity at Rome. The first person of this name whom Livy mentions is the Latin praetor Lucius Annius of Setia, a Roman colony in 340 BC. By the time of the Second Punic War, the Annii were obtaining minor magistracies at Rome, and in 153 BC, Titus Annius Luscus attained the consulship. The gens remained prominent at Rome through the first century. The emperor Marcus Aurelius was descended from a family of this name.

A number of Annii during the Republic bore no cognomen. The principal branches of the Annii were surnamed Luscus and Bellienus (or Bilienus). Luscus is derived from a word variously translated as "one-eyed", "bleary-eyed", or "partly blind". It must have been applied to an ancestor of the oldest family of the gens, and the only one to obtain the consulship at Rome. One member of this family bore the additional surname Rufus, probably in reference to his red hair.
T. Annius Rufus
Moneyer T. Annius Rufus of the Roman Republic

(1) T. Annius Rufus 146 (144)BC
Obverse: head of Roma right wearing winged helmet; X
Reverse: Jupiter in quadriga right, hurling thunderbolt and holding reins and scepter; (AN) R(VF) / ROMA
Ref: Crawford 221/1; Sydenham 413; Aurel...