Semuncia, Issued by Ancient Roman Republic, 217-215 BC
Minted in Rome
Female bust facing right wearing a turreted crown, border of dots
Horseman leaping to right holding whip in right hand and reigns in left; below, ROMA
The female wearing the tureted crown on the obverse is thought to be the city-goddess of Rome. 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
20 mm (Outside Diameter), 5.58 g (Weight)
[Book] Crawford, Michael H. 1974. Roman Republican Coinage., 150 and 719 Pages
[Book] Crawford, Michael H. 1985. Coinage & Money under the Roman Republic., 61 Pages
[Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.