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brm_622928 - ROMAN REPUBLIC - ANONYMOUS Semuncia

ROMAN REPUBLIC - ANONYMOUS Semuncia XF
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Type : Semuncia
Date: c. 217-215 AC.
Mint name / Town : Rome ou Italie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,67 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Remarquable exemplaire servi par une magnifique patine vert foncé de collection ancienne

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste de Mercure à droite coiffé du pétase ailé et vêtu de la chlamyde ; un globule sous le buste.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ROMA.
Reverse description : Proue de navire à droite (rostre).
Reverse translation : “Roma”, (Rome).

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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