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Roman Republic, Anonymous (Corn-Ear and IC), c. 207 - 206 B.C., Overstruck on a Syracuse Bronze
In 207 B.C., The Battle of the Metaurus, fought near the Metaurus River in Umbria, was a pivotal battle in the Second Punic War. The Carthaginians were led by Hannibal's brother Hasdrubal Barca. The Roman armies were led by the consuls Marcus Livius Salinator and Gaius Claudius Nero. The Carthaginian army was defeated and Hasdrubal was killed. This major Roman victory ended Hannibal's hopes for success in Italy.
RR88074. Bronze sextans
, Russo RBW
Italy 280, SRCV I
II 197, HGC 2
1550, VF, very unusual crude style
, Sicilian (probably Catania) mint, weight
5.276g, maximum diameter
19.7mm, die axis
, c. 207 - 206 B.C.; obverse head
of Mercury right, wearing winged petasos
, two pellets (mark of value) above; undertype
of Poseidon left; reverse
prow of galley right, grain ear above, IC(?) before, ROMA
below, no mark of value; undertype
: trident head
; ; scarce
Catalog current as of Friday, May 24, 2019.
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