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Live auction - brm_541855 - ROMAN REPUBLIC - ANONYMOUS Quadrans

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Estimate : 650 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 30 July 2019 14:23:20
Type : Quadrans
Date: c. 225-217 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 38 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 61,95 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré à l’usure importante mais régulière. La monnaie est parfaitement identifiable. Patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête imberbe d'Hercule à gauche, coiffée de la léonté ; derrière trois globules.


Reverse legend : ROMA À L'EXERGUE.
Reverse description : Proue de galère (rostre) à droite ; au-dessous trois globules.


Dans son inventaire, Haeberlin avait recensé 266 exemplaires.

Historical background


(Third century BC)

Initially, the coinage of bronze is poured. As, bronze unit, which corresponds to 12 ounces weighs about 325 g to 250 BC before the end of the first Punic War (268-241 AC).. This standard becomes semi-libral around 220 BC to the beginning of the Second Punic War (221-202 AC)., Ace weighs only 150 g. Smaller divisions, uncia, semuncia, quartuncia now hit instead of being cast. Weight alone is not sufficient to classify the series, the diameter also taken into account. Rapidly between 225 and 200 will go from standard to libral sextental, ie 325 g to 54 g facing the most serious political and economic that the Republic has known since its founding crisis. From 213 BC, when the ace is still cast other divisions of sextants are subject to semuncia.

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