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Live auction - bgr_663571 - UMBRIA Uncia coulée

UMBRIA Uncia coulée AU
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Estimate : 650 €
Price : 370 €
Maximum bid : 426 €
End of the sale : 03 August 2021 14:01:45
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Uncia coulée
Date: c. 220 AC.
Mint name / Town : Tuder, Ombrie
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 30 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 12,52 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan globulaire de haut relief. Très belle patine vert foncé
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire a été acquis en 2001 et provient de la collection Thierry de Craeker

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Grenouille.

Reverse


Reverse legend : (TU).
Reverse description : Tortue accostée d’un globule à droite.

Commentary


Poids léger. D’après E. Montenegro, l’once ainsi que les autres bronzes de cette série, semis, triens, quadrans et sextans sont de la plus grande rareté et s’intègrent dans un étalon semi-libral de poids romain (livre de 324,72 g) et seraient antérieurs à 211 avant J.-C. Avec ce type d’objet monétiforme on peut indistinctement évoquer un monnayage romano-grec ou gréco-romain.Les poids varient entre 12 et 17 grammes.

Historical background


UMBRIA - OMBRIE

(Third century BC)

Geographically, in the Umbria region of central Italy, crossing the Tiber formed provinces of Perugia and Terni, corresponding to the ancient cities of Ameria (Amelia) of Arminium, of Iguvium (Gubbio) and Tuder (Todi). These cities are known for their cast mints, made between the first and second Punic war.

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