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brm_543441 - ROMAN REPUBLIC - ANONYMOUS As

ROMAN REPUBLIC - ANONYMOUS As XF
250.00 €(Approx. 297.50$ | 222.50£)
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Type : As
Date: c. 169-157 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 33,5 mm
Orientation dies : 10 h.
Weight : 23,92 g.
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, bien centré, éclaté à divers endroits. Usure régulière. Joli revers. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection J-P T

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : TVRD/ ROMA.
Reverse description : Proue de galère à droite (rostre) ; I dans le champ à droite .
Reverse translation : “Roma”, (Rome).

Commentary


C’est la première fois que nous présentons ce type à la vente. 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 27 grammes.

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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