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.

AN624658001001

© The Trustees of the British Museum

Department: Coins & Medals

Registration number: 1867,0101.1554

Coins and Medals catalogue number: RR1p21.60

Bibliographic reference
Ghey, Leins & Crawford 2010 38.5.2
RRC 38/5 (type)
RR1 60, p.21

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Object types
coin (scope note | all objects)

Denomination
sextans
Materials
copper alloy (scope note | all objects)
Production place
Minted in Rome (all objects)
(Europe,Italy,Lazio,Rome (province),Rome)
Date
217BC-215BC
Period/Culture
Roman Republican (scope note | all objects)
Authority
Issuer Anonymous (all objects)
State
Roman Republic


Description
Copper alloy coin.
(obverse) Head of Mercury, right, wearing winged petasos tied behind; above, denominational mark.
(reverse) Prow, right; above, inscription; 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: ●●


Dimensions
Weight: 26.99 grammes
Die-axis: 7 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)


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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