Roman Republican Coins in the British Museum

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currency-bar

Cast copper alloy currency bar (aes signatum).

AN692932001001

© The Trustees of the British Museum

  • ReverseReverse

Department: Coins & Medals

Registration number: 1978,0721.2

Bibliographic reference
Ghey, Leins & Crawford 2010 12.2.1
HN Italy 261, p.46
RRC p.548 (note 23)

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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) Spearhead.
(reverse) Amphora.

Dimensions
Weight: 1577 grammes


Curator's comments
For the view that this issue is a forgery see M. Crawford, Roman Republican Coinage (Cambridge, 1977), p.548 (note 23).


Subject
vessel (all objects)
arms/armour (scope note | all objects)


Acquisition date
1978

Acquisition name
Exchanged with Italo Vecchi Ltd (biographical details | all objects)


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