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Live auction - brm_666862 - ROMAN REPUBLIC - ANONYMOUS As

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Estimate : 550 €
Price : 521 €
Maximum bid : 600 €
End of the sale : 15 June 2021 14:37:57
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : As
Date: c. 211 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 30 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 18,46 g.
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée des deux côtés. Jolie tête de Janus ainsi qu’un très beau revers, bien venu à la frappe. Patine vert foncé
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).


Les poids sont très variables et de grandes variations sont possibles d’une pièce à l’autre.

Historical background


(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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