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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Denomination

    • as
  • Description

    Copper alloy coin (aes grave).(obverse) Laureate head of bearded Janus.
    (reverse) Prow, left; above, denominational mark.

  • State

    • Roman Republic
  • Authority

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 225BC-217BC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Weight: 239.8 grammes
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        denominational mark
      • Inscription Position

      • Inscription Content

  • Curator's comments

    This is illustrated as BMC Pl.V.2 (RR1 17, p.7) but the weight and provenance is actually that of RR1 18, p.7 in the catalogue.

  • Bibliography

    • RR1 17, p.7 (illustrated as but wrong weight) bibliographic details
    • PCR 27 bibliographic details
    • Ghey, Leins & Crawford 2010 36.1.2 bibliographic details
    • RRC 36/1 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    In BMC as Sambon collection but this is incorrect

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • 1867,0101.572 (wrong number formerly associated with coin)
    • HSBC.1754 (Money Gallery Exhibited)
  • C&M Catalogue number

    • RR1p7.17


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