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ID number: BIRBI-R0079
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: G. Haines Collection
Collector: Haines, Geoffrey Colton
Maker: Roman Republic; Sicily
Denomination: Aes Grave Quadrans
Place made: Sicily
Date made: 214-212 BC
Metal: Base metal
Diameter (cm): 2.50
Weight (g): 9.64
Axis (degrees): 90.00
Provenance: Haines 3628 via Baldwin & Sons 1961
Description: Obverse: Head of Hercules, facing r., wearing boar-skin; behind are three dots arranged vertically (ooo). Reverse: Bull charging r.; above are three dots (ooo); above the dots is a corn-ear. Below the bull is a snake; in exergue, ROMA.
Inscriptions: Obverse: None. Reverse: [R]OMA.
Bibliography: RRCI 42/2
Notes: Corn-ear type (Bronze Group 2). Crack in the exegue on the reverse of the coin.
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