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Nemausus, Gaul, c. 40 B.C.
The inverted urn symbolizes flowing waters. The aqueduct of Nemausus crossed the Gardon River valley on a bridge of three tiers at Pont du Gard. An immense engineering achievement, the aqueduct was probably completed during the first century A.D.
GB89201. Bronze quadrans, RPC I 521, CCCBM III 241, De La Tour 2725, SNG Cop -, SNG München -, SNG Tübingen -, F, rough, pitted, Nemausus (Nimes, France) mint, weight 1.118g, maximum diameter 11.4mm, die axis 270o
, c. 40 B.C.; obverse helmeted and draped bust right, Q (mark of value) behind; reverse inverted urn between two palms curving in an arc above, NEM COL below; very rare
Catalog current as of Wednesday, August 21, 2019.
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