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E-auction 521-436018 - brm_589937 - ROMAN REPUBLIC - ANONYMOUS As

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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 21 €
Maximum bid : 23 €
End of the sale : 10 April 2023 14:14:00
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : As
Date: c. 211 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 32 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 32,46 g.
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Usure importante mais exemplaire bien identifiable. Patine marron
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête imberbe de Janus , au-dessus, I.


Reverse legend : ROMA.
Reverse description : Proue de galère à droite (rostre) ; au-dessus, I.
Reverse translation : “Roma”, (Rome).


Poids très lourd mais qui semble être oncial. Série frappée. En fait, les poids sont très variables et nous pouvons avoir de grandes variations d’une pièce à l’autre, le poids moyen étant autour de 40 grammes.

Historical background


(225-211 BC)

This period is mainly marked by the start of the Second Punic War in 218 AC after the capture of Sagunto and Carthage's refusal to deliver Hannibal to the Romans. The latter crossed the Pyrenees and the Alps with nearly fifty thousand men. The Roman armies were crushed at Trebia in 218 AC, at Lake Trasimene in 217 AC and at Cannes in 216 AC In 212 AC, Hannibal took Taranto and rallied the towns of southern Italy. 211 AC marks a Roman victory at Capua..

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