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E-auction 556-488505 - brm_876364 - ROMA Centenionalis ou nummus

ROMA Centenionalis ou nummus VF
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Estimate : 30 €
Price : 9 €
Maximum bid : 10 €
End of the sale : 11 December 2023 14:42:20
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 332-333
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : copper
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 2,48 g.
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale et centré. Usure régulière. Patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : VRBS - ROMA.
Obverse description : Buste casqué de Rome à gauche, avec cuirasse, vu de trois quarts en avant (C*1).
Obverse translation : “Urbs Roma”, (La ville de Rome).

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE/ -|-// TR.S.
Reverse description : La louve à gauche, allaitant Romulus et Rémus ; au-dessus, les deux étoiles des Dioscures (les Gémeaux, Castor et Pollux).

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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