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currency-bar

Copper alloy bar.

AN318595001001

© The Trustees of the British Museum

  • Full: FrontFull: Front
  • ObverseObverse
  • ReverseReverse

Department: Coins & Medals

Registration number: 1867,0212.2

Coins and Medals catalogue number: GC1p62.1

Bibliographic reference
Haeb 1, p146
BMC Greek (Italy) 1, pp.62-63
HN Italy 262, p.46
PCR 3
Ghey, Leins & Crawford 2010 9.1.1
RRC 9/1

Location:
G70/dc7/p1/no1

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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) Elephant, right.
(reverse) Sow, left.

Dimensions
Weight: 1746 grammes

Subject
elephant (all objects)


Acquisition date
1867

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

Acquisition notes
Haeberlin states ex Guadagni Collection


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