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Live auction - brm_914436 - ROMAN REPUBLIC - ANONYMOUS Semuncia

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Estimate : 60 €
Price : 30 €
Maximum bid : 30 €
End of the sale : 09 July 2024 14:24:58
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Semuncia
Date: c. 215-212 AC.
Mint name / Town : Rome ou Italie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 5,81 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée à l’usure importante mais régulière. Buste agréable. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste de Mercure à droite coiffé du pétase ailé et vêtu de la chlamyde.


Reverse legend : ROMA.
Reverse description : Proue de navire à droite (rostre) ; le château de la proue de galère est orné d’une massue couchée.
Reverse translation : “Roma”, (Rome).

Historical background


(225-211 BC)

This period is mainly marked by the start of the Second Punic War in 218 AC after the capture of Sagunto and Carthage's refusal to deliver Hannibal to the Romans. The latter crossed the Pyrenees and the Alps with nearly fifty thousand men. The Roman armies were crushed at Trebia in 218 AC, at Lake Trasimene in 217 AC and at Cannes in 216 AC In 212 AC, Hannibal took Taranto and rallied the towns of southern Italy. 211 AC marks a Roman victory at Capua..

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