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E-auction 519-433652 - brm_623111 - ROMAN REPUBLIC - ANONYMOUS Semuncia

ROMAN REPUBLIC - ANONYMOUS Semuncia XF
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 62 €
Maximum bid : 87 €
End of the sale : 27 March 2023 14:17:20
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Semuncia
Date: c. 215-212 AC.
Mint name / Town : Rome ou Italie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 5,23 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Traces de concrétions sinon très bel exemplaire et jolie patine verte. Beau revers
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


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


ROMAN REPUBLIC - ANONYMOUS

(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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