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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
Culture:  Roman
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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Roman Republic

Haines, Geoffrey Colton

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