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brm_816528 - ROMA Centenionalis ou nummus

ROMA Centenionalis ou nummus VF
180.00 €(Approx. 192.60$ | 154.80£)
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Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 337
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 16,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,82 g.
Rarity : R3
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Flan court, centré. Usure importante. Revers agréable. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : VRBS - ROMA BEATA.
Obverse description : Buste casqué et cuirassé de Rome à gauche vu de trois quarts en avant (C*1).
Obverse translation : “Urbs Roma beata ”, (Ville de Rome heureuse).

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE// R(FEUILLE)Q.
Reverse description : La Louve à gauche allaitant Rémus et Romulus ; au-dessus, les deux étoiles des Dioscures autour d’une couronne.

Historical background


ROMA

(330-348)

Rome was founded on April 21, 753 BC according to Varro (Ab Urbe Condita). The city, whose population fluctuated between 400,000 and one million during the High Empire, lost its importance from the second half of the 3rd century. The choice by Constantine of a new capital, from 326, dealt him a fatal blow from which the Urbs would not recover before the Renaissance. The city will still survive for nearly one hundred and fifty years, despite two sacks: those of 410 and 455. Rome is no longer in Rome.

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