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Live auction - brm_578165 - ROMAN REPUBLIC - ANONYMOUS As

ROMAN REPUBLIC - ANONYMOUS As VF
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Estimate : 250 €
Price : 150 €
Maximum bid : 150 €
End of the sale : 28 April 2020 14:33:45
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : As
Date: c. 211 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 34,5 mm
Orientation dies : 2 h.
Weight : 32,83 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan irrégulier et ovale, bien centré des deux côtés à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


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

Commentary


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


ROMAN REPUBLIC - ANONYMOUS

(225-211 BC)

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.

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