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

Obverse Description

Female bust facing right wearing a turreted crown, border of dots

Reverse Description

Horseman leaping to right holding whip in right hand and reigns in left; below, ROMA

Edge Description



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.

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