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Home > Catalog > Roman Coins > Roman Republic > before 150 B.C. > RR88027
Roman Republic, Pre-Reform Struck Coinage, 217 - 215 B.C.
Mercury is the messenger of the gods. Hermes to the Greeks, an Olympian god, he is also the patron of boundaries and of the travelers who cross them, of shepherds and cowherds, of thieves and road travelers, of orators and wit, of literature and poets, of athletics, of weights and measures, of invention, of general commerce, and of the cunning of thieves and liars. His symbols include the tortoise, the rooster, the winged sandals, and the caduceus.
RR88027. Bronze semuncia, semilibral standard, cf. Crawford 38/7, Sydenham 87, BMCRR I Rome 129, SRCV I 620, F, rough corrosion, Rome mint, weight 6.173g, maximum diameter 21.3mm, die axis 15o, 217 - 215 B.C.; obverse bust of Mercury right, wearing winged petasos; reverse ROMA, galley prow right; SOLD











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