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brm_486584 - ROMAN REPUBLIC - ANONYMOUS Semuncia

ROMAN REPUBLIC - ANONYMOUS Semuncia XF
150.00 €(Approx. 178.50$ | 133.50£)
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Type : Semuncia
Date: c. 211-210 AC.
Mint name / Town : Sicile
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,16 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large, parfaitement centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Belle tête de Mercure. Joli revers de style fin. Belle patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de Mercure à droite coiffé du pétase ailé.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ROMA.
Reverse description : Proue de navire à droite (rostre) ; au-dessus, épi de blé couché à droite.
Reverse translation : “Roma”, (Rome).

Commentary


Poids lourd pour ce type.

Historical background


ROMAN REPUBLIC - ANONYMOUS

(211-210 BC) Anonymes

The Roman monetary system was reorganized in full Second Punic War (221-201 BC) in 211 BC This year, Hannibal decided to march on Rome, then departs. and takes Capua, since famous for its delicacies. Sicily, Marcellus takes Syracuse. Archimedes was killed during the sack of the city, killed by a ruffian, while the Roman commander had specifically requested it be spared having suffered many machines defense of the city designed by the inventor. The two eponymous consuls of the year are Publius Sulpicius Galba Maximus and Gnaeus Fulvius Maximus Centumalus.

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