Roman Republican Coins in the British Museum

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

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Gold coin.

AN624853001001

© The Trustees of the British Museum

Department: Coins & Medals

Registration number: RPK,p305C.1.Rom

Coins and Medals catalogue number: RR1p27.186

Bibliographic reference
Payne Knight 1830
RR1 186, p.27
Ghey, Leins & Crawford 2010 44.2.2
RRC 44/2 (type)

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Object types
coin (scope note | all objects)

Denomination
as, 60
Materials
gold (scope note | all objects)
Production place
Minted in Rome (all objects)
(Europe,Italy,Lazio,Rome (province),Rome)
Date
211BC (onwards)
Period/Culture
Roman Republican (scope note | all objects)
Authority
Issuer Anonymous (all objects)
State
Roman Republic


Description
Gold coin.
(obverse) Head of Mars, right, bearded, wearing Corinthian helmet; below, denominational mark. Border of dots.
(reverse) Eagle on thunderbolt, right; below, inscription.

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

Inscription Type: denominational mark
Inscription Position: obverse
Inscription Content: ↓X


Dimensions
Weight: 3.37 grammes
Die-axis: 4 o'clock
Diameter: 15 millimetres (max)

Subject
symbol (scope note | all objects)
bird (all objects)
classical deity (scope note | all objects)

Associated names
Emblem of Zeus/Jupiter (biographical details | all objects)
Representation of Ares/Mars (biographical details | all objects)


Acquisition date
1824

Acquisition name
Bequeathed by Richard Payne Knight (biographical details | all objects)


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