Roman Republic, Anonymous (Corn-Ear and KA), c. 211 - 208 B.C.
In 207 B.C., The Battle of the Metaurus, fought near the Metaurus River in , was a pivotal battle in the Second Punic War. The Carthaginians were led by Hannibal's brother Hasdrubal . The Roman armies were led by the consuls Livius Salinator and Gaius . The Carthaginian army was defeated and Hasdrubal was killed. This major Roman ended Hannibal's hopes for success in Italy.
RR75826. Bronze , 69/6a, 310d, 293, Italy 78, 1211, gVF, and struck, light corrosion and encrustations, 5.445 g, maximum 20.3 mm, 75o, Sicilian (probably Catania) mint, c. 207 - 206 B.C.; of Mercury right, wearing winged , two pellets (mark of value) above; prow of galley right, grain ear above, KA (Katania?) before, below, no mark of value; from the Andrew McCabe Collection; ; $150.00 (€132.00)
Roman Republic, Anonymous (1st Corn-Ear Series), c. 214 - 212 B.C.
In 214 B.C., during the Second Punic War, Roman legions under Sempronius Gracchus defeated Hanno's Carthaginian forces, near modern Benevento at the Battle of Beneventum. The Roman denied Hannibal needed reinforcements.
RR75659. Bronze , 72/6, 195b, Italy 77, 309, 917, VF, 13.948 g, maximum 27.2 mm, 180o, Sicilian mint, c. 214 - 212 B.C.; helmeted of right, four pellets behind; prow of galley right, of grain right over above, four pellets below; ; $110.00 (€96.80)
, , Roman Rule, c. 212 - 133 B.C.
Overcoming formidable resistance and the ingenious devices of Archimedes, the Roman General Marcellus took in the summer of 212 B.C. Archimedes was killed during the attack. The plundered artworks taken back to Rome from lit the initial spark of Greek influence on Roman culture.
GB65634. Bronze AE 23, II p. 429, 231; 911; 1092, aVF, 9.175 g, maximum 22.9 mm, 0o, mint, Roman rule, c. 212 - 133 B.C.; of Kore right, wreathed in stalks of grain; ΣYPAKOΣIΩN, Demeter standing left, torch in right, in left; $80.00 (€70.40)
2 Coins From Arpi, , Italy, c. 275 - 250 B.C.
Arpi allied with Rome about 320 B.C. after a period of conflict with neighboring settlements. In 216 B.C., Dazo, the ruler of Arpi defected to Hannibal after the battle of Cannae. In 213 B.C. Fabius recovered the , Dazos was removed, and the city declined under severe treatment from Rome.GB68166. Bronze Lot, cf. 40 ff., 607 ff., 211, 645; 18.7 and 20.7 mm , aF, 18.7 and 20.7 mm , Arpi mint, c. 275 - 250 B.C.; bull charging; free horse prancing; two coin; $80.00 (€70.40)
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