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Live auction - brm_622919 - ROMAN REPUBLIC - ANONYMOUS Sextans

ROMAN REPUBLIC - ANONYMOUS Sextans XF
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brm_622919
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Type : Sextans
Date: 211-208 AC.
Mint name / Town : Luceria
Metal : copper
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 11,95 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire bien centré. Beau buste au droit et jolie patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste de Mercure à droite coiffé du pétase ailé et vêtu de la chlamyde ; deux globules derrière la tête.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ROMA.
Reverse description : Proue de navire à droite (rostre) ; au-dessous, deux globules ; entre les deux, L.
Reverse translation : “Roma”, (Rome).

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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