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Galleys and Other Ships on Ancient Coins

Roman Republic, L. Sempronius Pitio, 148 B.C.

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In Roman mythology, Janus (or Ianus) was the god of gates, doors, doorways, and of beginnings and endings. Janus is believed to be one of the few major deities in Roman mythology that does not have a Greek origin or counterpart.
RR69279. Copper as, SRCV I 726, Sydenham 403, Crawford 216/2, BMCRR Rome 718, F, porous, large flan flaw (pit) on reverse, weight 26.659 g, maximum diameter 31.3 mm, die axis 270o, Rome mint, 148 B.C.; obverse laureate head of bearded Janus, ΠI−TIO divided by I (mark of value) above; reverse galley prow right, L SEMP (MP ligate) above, I (mark of value) right, ROMA below; from the Andrew McCabe Collection; $75.00 (Ä65.25)




    



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REFERENCES

Schaaff, Ulrich. MŁnzen der rŲmischen Kaiserzeit mit Schiffsdarstellungen im RŲmisch-Germanischen Zentralmuseum. (Munich, 2003).

Catalog current as of Thursday, July 30, 2015.
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