Roman Republican Coins in the British Museum

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

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Silver coin.

AN619727001001

© The Trustees of the British Museum

Department: Coins & Medals

Registration number: 1867,0101.1107

Coins and Medals catalogue number: RR2p336.47

Bibliographic reference
HN Italy 415b
RR2 47, p.336 (type)
Ghey, Leins & Crawford 2010 553.415.1

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Object types
coin (scope note | all objects)

Denomination
denarius
Materials
silver (scope note | all objects)
Production place
Minted in Italy (all objects)
(Europe,Italy)
Date
90BC-89BC
Period/Culture
Roman Republican (scope note | all objects)
Authority
Issuer Italian allies - Social War (biographical details | all objects)
Issuer Anonymous (all objects)
State
Roman Republic


Description
Silver coin.
(obverse) Head of Italia, laureate, left. Border of dots.
(reverse) Oath-taking scene of eight warriors, four on each side of pig held by attendant; behind, standard; in exergue, control-mark. Border of dots.

Inscriptions
Inscription Type: control mark
Inscription Script: Oscan
Inscription Position: reverse
Inscription Content: XX


Dimensions
Weight: 3.81 grammes
Die-axis: 6 o'clock


Curator's comments
Mint uncertain.


Subject
warrior (all objects)
allegory/personification (scope note | all objects)
mammal (all objects)

Associated names
Representation of Italy/Italia (biographical details | all objects)


Acquisition date
1867

Acquisition name
Purchased from Louis, Duc de Blacas d'Aulps (biographical details | all objects)
Previous owner/ex-collection Louis, Duc de Blacas d'Aulps (biographical details | all objects)


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