Roman Republican Coins in the British Museum

E Ghey, I Leins (eds) - descriptions and chronology after MH Crawford

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Copper alloy coin.

AN624561001001

© The Trustees of the British Museum

Department: Coins & Medals

Registration number: 1948,0106.2

Bibliographic reference
RRC 1
PCR 1
Ghey, Leins & Crawford 2010 1.1.1

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Object types
coin (scope note | all objects)

Denomination
litra,1/2
Materials
copper alloy (scope note | all objects)
Production place
Minted in Naples (all objects)
(Europe,Italy,Campania,Naples (province),Naples (city))
Date
326BC-300BC
Period/Culture
Roman Republican (scope note | all objects)
Authority
Issuer Anonymous (all objects)
State
Roman Republic


Description
Copper alloy coin.
(obverse) Laureate head of Apollo, right.
(reverse) Forepart of man-headed bull walking right. Flank of bull is decorated by star; above, inscription.

Inscriptions
Inscription Type: inscription
Inscription Position: reverse
Inscription Language: Greek
Inscription Content: ΡΩΜΑΙΩΝ
Inscription Transliteration: ROMAION
Inscription Translation: Of the Romans


Dimensions
Weight: 2.65 grammes
Die-axis: 9 o'clock
Diameter: 17 millimetres


Curator's comments
This is the earliest coin type with explicit mention of Rome, it copies the types of bronze coins of Naples.


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

Associated names
Representation of Apollo (biographical details | all objects)


Acquisition date
1948

Acquisition name
Donated by Anonymous (all objects)


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