Roman Republican Coins in the British Museum

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currency-bar

Cast copper alloy currency bar (aes signatum).

AN692705001001

© The Trustees of the British Museum

  • ReverseReverse

Department: Coins & Medals

Registration number: 1867,0212.1

Bibliographic reference
PCR 2
RR1 2, p.3
HN Italy 255, p.46
Haeb 4, p.64
Ghey, Leins & Crawford 2010 4.1.1
RRC 4/1a

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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) Eagle with thunderbolt.
(reverse) Pegasus, left.

Inscriptions
Inscription Type: inscription
Inscription Position: reverse
Inscription Content: ROMANOM


Dimensions
Weight: 1389 grammes


Curator's comments
A rare example of an early inscribed Roman Republican currency bar.


Subject
mythical figure/creature (all objects)
bird (all objects)
classical deity (scope note | all objects)

Associated names
Emblem of Zeus/Jupiter (biographical details | all objects)
Representation of Pegasus (biographical details | all objects)


Acquisition date
1867

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

Acquisition notes
Formerly in the Guadagni collection, Florence.


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