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Live auction - brm_663609 - ROMAN REPUBLIC - ANONYMOUS Sextans coulé

ROMAN REPUBLIC - ANONYMOUS Sextans coulé AU
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Estimate : 850 €
Price : 690 €
Maximum bid : 800 €
End of the sale : 07 September 2021 14:57:24
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Sextans coulé
Date: c. 241-235 AC.
Mint name / Town : Rome ou Italie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 34 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 42,08 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan épais, bien venu de haut relief. Belle patine vert foncé
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire a été acquis en 1976. Cet exemplaire provient de la collection Thierry de Craeker

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Pétoncle (coquille) vue de dessus accostée de deux globules, un de chaque côté.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Caducée accosté de deux globules ; une faucille dans le champ à droite.

Commentary


Monnayage coulé. Dans son inventaire, Haeberlin avait recensé 203 exemplaires. Italo Vecchi a relevé des poids compris entre 37,20 g et 53,67 g.

Historical background


ROMAN REPUBLIC - ANONYMOUS

(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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