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Live auction - brm_431803 - ROMAN REPUBLIC - ANONYMOUS Didrachme ou quadrigatus

ROMAN REPUBLIC - ANONYMOUS Didrachme ou quadrigatus AU
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Estimate : 950 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 13 June 2017 14:30:54
Type : Didrachme ou quadrigatus
Date: c. 225-215 AC.
Mint name / Town : Rome ou Italie
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 1000 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 6,40 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan épais et ovale, parfaitement centré au droit, légèrement décentré au revers avec les grènetis visibles. Très beau portrait janiforme de style fin et élégant. Revers à l’usure superficielle. Jolie patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la vente Hirsch 252/253, n° 2697


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête imberbe janiforme des Dioscures (Castor et Pollux) ; grènetis perlé circulaire.


Reverse description : Jupiter dans un quadrige galopant à droite, conduit par la Victoire tenant les rênes, brandissant un foudre de la main droite et tenant un sceptre long de la gauche ; grènetis linéaire circulaire.
Reverse translation : “Roma”, (Rome).


Cet exemplaire présente la particularité d‘être frappé sur un petit flan épais et d’avoir la légende de l’exergue en relief, placée dans un cadre linéaire, variété beaucoup plus rare avec le A ouvert.

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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