Sextans, Issued by Ancient Roman Republic, 217-215 BC
Minted in Rome.
Head of the god Mercury wearing a winged petasus facing right; above, two beads, border of beads
Prow oif a ship facing the right; above, ROMA; below, two beads; line border
This is an issue from near the beginning of the Second Punic War (218-202 BC). Crawford places it with the introduction of the semilibral standard which he put in 217 BC.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
Type of item
31 mm (Outside Diameter), 32.14 g (Weight)
[Book] Crawford, Michael H. 1974. Roman Republican Coinage., 149 Pages
[Book] Crawford, Michael H. 1985. Coinage & Money under the Roman Republic., 61 Pages