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Live auction - brm_622931 - ROMAN REPUBLIC - ANONYMOUS Sextans

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Type : Sextans
Date: 211 AC.
Mint name / Town : Sardinia
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,51 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Usure régulière. Monnaie complète et dans un état de conservation correct. Patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de Mercure coiffé du pétase ailé à droite, surmonté de deux globules.


Reverse legend : ROMA.
Reverse description : Proue de navire à droite (rostre) ; au-dessous, deux globules ; devant la proue, C.
Reverse translation : “Roma”, (Rome).


Le “C” devant la proue est interprété par les divers ouvrages de référence comme L. Cornelius Lentulus.
Type que nous présentons pour la première fois à la vente !.

Historical background


(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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