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ID number:  BIRBI-R0081
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Roman Republic; Sicily
Denomination:  Aes Grave Quadrans
Place made:  Sicily
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  214-212BC
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.60
Weight (g):  10.90
Axis (degrees):  270.00
BIRBI-R0081.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Head of Hercules, facing r., wearing boar-skin; behind are three dots arranged vertically (ooo). Reverse: Bull charging r.; above are two dots (oo); above the dots is a corn-ear. Below the bull is a snake; in exergue, ROMA.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None. Reverse: [R]OM[A].

Bibliography:  RRCI 42/2

Notes:  Corn-ear type (Bronze Group 2). Three dots on the obverse; yet only two visible on the reverse.

2 Related People

Sicily
Roman;Ostrogothic;Italian;Aghlabid;Norman;Sicilian


Roman Republic
Roman


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