Roman Republican Coins in the British Museum

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

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Silver coin.

AN625940001001

© The Trustees of the British Museum

Department: Coins & Medals

Registration number: 2002,0102.675

Bibliographic reference
Ghey, Leins & Crawford 2010 159.2.7
RRC 159/2 (type)

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Object types
coin (scope note | all objects)

Denomination
denarius
Materials
silver (scope note | all objects)
Production place
Minted in Rome (all objects)
(Europe,Italy,Lazio,Rome (province),Rome)
Date
179BC-170BC
Period/Culture
Roman Republican (scope note | all objects)
Authority
Issuer Anonymous (all objects)
State
Roman Republic


Description
Silver coin.
(obverse) Helmeted head of Roma, right; behind, denominational mark. Border of dots.
(reverse) Luna in biga, right, with horses prancing; below, mark; in exergue, inscription. Line border.

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

Inscription Type: mark
Inscription Position: reverse
Inscription Transliteration: fly

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


Dimensions
Weight: 3.87 grammes
Die-axis: 5 o'clock

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

Associated names
Representation of Roma (biographical details | all objects)
Representation of Selene/Luna (biographical details | all objects)


Acquisition date
2002

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


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