Summary

Sextans, Issued by Ancient Roman Republic, 217-215 BC
Minted in Rome.

Obverse Description

Head of the god Mercury wearing a winged petasus facing right; above, two beads, border of beads

Reverse Description

Prow oif a ship facing the right; above, ROMA; below, two beads; line border

Edge Description

Plain

Significance

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.

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