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E-auction 566-506992 - brm_893357 - ROMA Centenionalis ou nummus

ROMA Centenionalis ou nummus AU
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Estimate : 60 €
Price : 43 €
Maximum bid : 45 €
End of the sale : 19 February 2024 14:19:40
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 332
Mint name / Town : Arles
Metal : copper
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,99 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Flan un peu court, bien centré. De beaux détails. Agréable patine verte
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE/ (COURONNE)// PCONST.
Reverse description : La Louve à gauche allaitant Rémus et Romulus ; au-dessus, deux étoiles.

Commentary


Poids léger.

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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