Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste de Mercure à droite coiffé du pétase ailé et vêtu de la chlamyde.
Reverse legend : ROMA.
Reverse description : Proue de navire à droite (rostre) ; le château de la proue de galère est orné d’une massue couchée.
Reverse translation : “Roma”, (Rome).
ROMAN REPUBLIC - ANONYMOUS
This period is mainly marked by the beginning of the second Punic war. It begins in 218 BC, after taking Saguntum and the refusal to deliver Hannibal of Carthage to the Romans. Hannibal with fifty thousand men crossed the Pyrenees and the Alps. It overwrites the Roman armies in La Trebia in 218 BC, Lake Trasimeno in 217 BC The Romans are scanned at Cannes 2 August 216 BC Eighty thousand Romans and Consul Paul-Émile get killed. The road to Rome is open, but not Hannibal march on the city and settled in southern Italy. In 212, he took Taranto and rallies cities in southern Italy, while Marcellus takes Syracuse (death of Archimedes). The Romans took Capua in 211 BC.