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.

AN616982001001

© The Trustees of the British Museum

Department: Coins & Medals

Registration number: R.6981

Coins and Medals catalogue number: RR2p173.130

Bibliographic reference
RR2 130, p.173
Ghey, Leins & Crawford 2010 65.6.1
RRC 65/6

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Object types
coin (scope note | all objects)

Denomination
sextans
Materials
copper alloy (scope note | all objects)
Production place
Minted in Sardinia (all objects)
(Europe,Italy,Sardinia)
Date
209BC
Period/Culture
Roman Republican (scope note | all objects)
Authority
Issuer C Aurunculeius (probably) (biographical details | all objects)
State
Roman Republic


Description
Copper alloy coin.
(obverse) Head of Mercury, right; above, denominational mark.
(reverse) Prow, right; above, inscription; before, mark; below, denominational mark.

Inscriptions
Inscription Type: inscription
Inscription Position: reverse
Inscription Language: Latin
Inscription Content: ROMA

Inscription Type: denominational mark
Inscription Position: obverse, reverse
Inscription Content: ●●

Inscription Type: mark
Inscription Position: reverse
Inscription Content: AVR
Inscription Comment: ligatured


Dimensions
Weight: 4.05 grammes
Die-axis: 12 o'clock

Subject
boat/ship (scope note | all objects)
classical deity (scope note | all objects)

Associated names
Representation of Hermes/Mercury (biographical details | all objects)


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