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brm_663128 - ROMAN REPUBLIC - ANONYMOUS Uncia coulée

ROMAN REPUBLIC - ANONYMOUS Uncia coulée XF
850.00 €(Approx. 960.50$ | 722.50£)
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Type : Uncia coulée
Date: c. -269-265 AC.
Mint name / Town : Rome ou Italie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 27,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 22,28 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire pour ce monnayage souvent fruste. Traces des pennons de coulée à 6 à 12 heures. Belle patine verte
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire a été acquis en 2008 et provient de la collection Thierry de Craeker

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Osselet (astragale) posé verticalement ; trace dun globule à droite.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Osselet (astragale) posé verticalement.

Commentary


Monnaie de la République coulée.

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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