Roman Republican Coins in the British Museum

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currency-bar

Cast copper alloy currency bar (aes signatum).

AN692709001001

© The Trustees of the British Museum

  • ReverseReverse

Department: Coins & Medals

Registration number: 1867,0212.7

Coins and Medals catalogue number: GC1p28.2

Bibliographic reference
BMC Greek (Italy) 2, p.28
HN Italy 260, p.46
Ghey, Leins & Crawford 2010 8.1.1
RRC 8/1

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Object types
currency-bar (all objects)

Denomination
aes signatum
Materials
copper alloy (scope note | all objects)
Techniques
cast (scope note | all objects)
Production place
Minted in Rome (all objects)
(Europe,Italy,Lazio,Rome (province),Rome)
Date
280BC-250BC (circa)
Period/Culture
Roman Republican (scope note | all objects)
Authority
Issuer Anonymous (all objects)
State
Roman Republic


Description
Cast copper alloy currency bar (aes signatum).
(obverse) Sword.
(reverse) Scabbard.

Dimensions
Weight: 1592.5 grammes

Subject
arms/armour (scope note | all objects)


Acquisition date
1867

Acquisition name
Purchased from Giulio Sambon (biographical details | all objects)


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