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Live auction - brm_639562 - ROMAN REPUBLIC - ANONYMOUS Didrachme

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Estimate : 1 800 €
Price : 940 €
Maximum bid : 1 800 €
End of the sale : 15 June 2021 14:36:57
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Didrachme
Date: c. 275-270 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 7,00 g.
Rarity : R3
slab NGC
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée à l’usure régulière. Joli revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire sous coque NGC F (Strike 4/5 et Surface 3/5)


Obverse legend : ROMANO.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Apollon à gauche, les cheveux longs tombant sur la nuque.
Obverse translation : (aux Romains).


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval libre bondissant à droite ; au-dessus de la croupe, astre rayonnant à quinze rais.
Reverse translation : “Roma”, (Rome).


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de dix coins de droit et neuf coins de revers. M. Crawford signale d’autre part que le poids moyen est de 7,21 g pour cinquante huit exemplaires pesés. Ce type est l’un des plus rares du monnayage romain d’origine grecque. Sur notre exemplaire le nombre de rayons sur l’étoile est de quinze au lieu de seize. D’autre part N. K. Rutter place sa fabrication plutôt dans les années 260 avant J.-C. au moment où débute la première guerre Punique.

Historical background


(235-230 BC) Anonymes

After the occupation of Sardinia and Corsica in 238 BC by the Romans, Carthaginians seized Spain. For the first time, the temple of Janus closed, marking the fact that Rome enjoyed peace. In 233 BC, we know that the Urbs (Rome) had 270,713 citizens. The following year C. Flaminius in the process of distribution of land lots of "ager Gallicus." A Roman embassy was sent to Hamilcar, the father of Hannibal in Spain. 230 or 229 BC, Hamilcar dies and is succeeded by his son Hadrusbal. A treaty signed in 228 BC between the Romans and the Carthaginians because of the Ebro, the boundary of the Carthaginian possessions and ensures the neutrality of Saguntum, an ally of Rome.

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