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ROMAN REPUBLIC, AR Victoriatus, 211-206 B.C.
Silver victoriatus, SRCV I 49, RSC I 9, Crawford 53/1, Sydenham 83, EF, Rome mint, 211 - 206 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Jupiter right; reverse ROMA, Victory right, crowning trophy with wreath in right.

The victoriatus is actually a drachm and was minted to facilitate trade with the Southern Italy Greeks, for which denarii were too new and perhaps not easily understood. Later when Rome's influence in South expanded, about 170 B.C., the production ceased.
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Album name:Philoromaos / Republican Silver
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File Size:568 KB
Date added:Apr 05, 2011
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Randygeki(h2)  [Apr 05, 2011 at 08:00 PM]
very nice
Mat  [Apr 05, 2011 at 08:07 PM]
Nice coin!
Basherlock1  [Aug 10, 2012 at 03:14 PM]
I absolutely love the shape and details!