Roman Republican Coins in the British Museum

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

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Department: Coins & Medals

Registration number: 2002,0102.439

Bibliographic reference
Ghey, Leins & Crawford 2010 97.2.3
RRC 97/2 (type)

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Object types
coin (scope note | all objects)

Denomination
quinarius
Materials
silver (scope note | all objects)
Production place
Minted in Luceria (scope note | all objects)
(Europe,Italy,Puglia,Foggia (province),Luceria (Apulia - archaic))
Date
211BC-208BC
Period/Culture
Roman Republican (scope note | all objects)
Authority
Issuer Anonymous (all objects)
State
Roman Republic


Description
Silver coin.
(obverse) Head of Roma, right, wearing Phrygian helmet; behind, denominational mark. Border of dots.
(reverse) Dioscuri galloping, right; below, mark; in exergue, inscription. Line border.

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

Inscription Type: mark
Inscription Script: Oscan
Inscription Position: reverse
Inscription Content: L

Inscription Type: denominational mark
Inscription Position: obverse
Inscription Content: V


Dimensions
Weight: 2 grammes
Die-axis: 12 o'clock

Subject
allegory/personification (scope note | all objects)
equestrian (scope note | all objects)
classical deity (scope note | all objects)

Associated names
Representation of Roma (biographical details | all objects)
Representation of Dioskouroi/Dioscuri (biographical details | all objects)


Acquisition date
2002

Acquisition name
Bequeathed by Charles A Hersh (biographical details | all objects)


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