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E-auction 262-184745 - ROMA Centenionalis ou nummus

ROMA Centenionalis ou nummus XF
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Estimate : 30 €
Price : 15 €
Maximum bid : 15 €
End of the sale : 23 April 2018 14:30:30
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 330-333
Mint name / Town : Thessalonica
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,35 g.
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Flan légèrement irrégulier mais idéalement centré. Patine noire. Monnaie très légèrement piquée au droit. Belle Louve allaitant les jumeaux au revers
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


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

Historical background


ROME

(330-348)

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

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