Roman Republican Coins in the British Museum

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Cast copper alloy currency bar (fragmentary) (aes signatum).

AN693064001001

© The Trustees of the British Museum

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Department: Coins & Medals

Registration number: R.10677

Coins and Medals catalogue number: GC1p66.3

Bibliographic reference
Ghey, Leins & Crawford 2010 12.1.1
RRC 12/1 (type)
HN Italy 265, p.46
BMC Greek (Italy) 3, p.66
Haeb 8, p.134

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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 (fragmentary) (aes signatum).
(obverse) Two chickens facing each other. Between them stars above and below.
(reverse) Two tridents with two dolphins between.

Dimensions
Weight: 396 grammes


Curator's comments
For a more complete example of this type of Aes Signatum currency bar, see 1867, 0212.4.


Subject
mammal (all objects)
bird (all objects)
arms/armour (scope note | all objects)



Acquisition notes
Listed in Haeberlin as Blacas Collection. Ticket lost.


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