Roman Republican Coins in the British Museum

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currency-bar

Cast copper alloy currency bar.

AN485715001001

© The Trustees of the British Museum

Department: Coins & Medals

Registration number: 1896,0606.1

Bibliographic reference
Haeb 1, p.143
RR1 1, p.3
HN Italy 257, p.46
Ghey, Leins & Crawford 2010 5.1.2
RRC 5/1

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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) Bull, right.
(reverse) Bull, left.

Dimensions
Weight: 1790 grammes

Subject
mammal (all objects)


Acquisition date
1896

Acquisition name
Bequeathed by Sir Edward Herbert Bunbury, 9th Baronet (biographical details | all objects)
Bequeathed through Sir Henry Bunbury (biographical details | all objects)

Acquisition notes
Formerly in the Pembroke collection until c.1848


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