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brm_677103 - ROMA Centenionalis ou nummus

ROMA Centenionalis ou nummus XF/VF
25.00 €(Approx. 26.75$ | 21.50£)
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Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 333-334
Mint name / Town : Héraclée
Metal : copper
Diameter : 16,50 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,07 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie bien centrée, avec un joli droit. Patine foncée
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/ -|-// SMHE.
Reverse description : La Louve à gauche allaitant Rémus et Romulus ; 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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