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brm_579764 - ROMAN REPUBLIC - ANONYMOUS Didrachme

ROMAN REPUBLIC - ANONYMOUS Didrachme VF
280.00 €(Approx. 310.80$ | 252.00£)
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Type : Didrachme
Date: c. 225-215 AC.
Mint name / Town : Rome ou Italie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 4,85 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Métal taché. Joli portrait de Janus. Patine grise
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Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête imberbe de Janus.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ROMA EN RELIEF À L'EXERGUE DANS UN CARTOUCHE .
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.

Commentary


Poids léger. Monnaie fourrée. Ce type très ancien n’a certainement pas été copié directement par les Celtes. Néanmoins, le monnayage d’or des Médiomatriques (LT. 8933 et 8937) semble directement inspiré par le didrachme romano campanien.

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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