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Live auction - brm_623078 - ROMAN REPUBLIC - ANONYMOUS Sextans

ROMAN REPUBLIC - ANONYMOUS Sextans VF/XF
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2021/04/27 14:00:00
brm_623078
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Type : Sextans
Date: c. 169-158 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 6,61 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan court et épais présentant un très beau revers avec l’ancre bien venue
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de Mercure coiffé du pétase ailé à droite, surmonté de deux globules.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ROMA.
Reverse description : Proue de navire à droite (rostre) ; devant, une ancre.
Reverse translation : “Roma”, (Rome).

Commentary


Type que nous présentons pour la première fois à la vente !.

Historical background


ROMAN REPUBLIC - ANONYMOUS

(169-157 BC)

This period is marked by the Third Macedonian War (171-168 BC) that ends with the great victory of Pydna (168 BC) and the defeat of Perseus who loses his throne and freedom. Paulus, the victor, selling 150,000 Greeks as slaves. The Tribute is deleted, the Romans are tax exempt. Macedonia is divided into four republics and Illyria three protectorates. Epirots are enslaved, the Achaeans deported to Italy. Polybius is found in Rome. The Republic also opposed Antiochus IV of Syria (175-164 BC). In 164 BC, the Urbs has 337,452 citizens. In 161 BC, the Greek philosophers and rhetoricians were expelled from Rome. The end of this period is marked by the death of Terence (159 BC) and the birth of Marius (155 BC).

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