Ancient Roman Republic Silver Didrachm or Quadrigatus Coin - 225 BC

Ancient Coins - Ancient Roman Republic Silver Didrachm or Quadrigatus Coin - 225 BC
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An attractive example of an early Roman quadrigatus. Struck during the second Punic War (The War Against Hannibal) circa 225 - 214 BC. 


The obverse with the laureate head of the two-faced god, Janus. Dotted border around.


The reverse with a charging quadriga (four horse chariot) driven by the winged goddess, Nike while Jupiter stands in front brandishing sceptre and thunderbolt. Incuse legend in tablet below reading:


ROMA


"Romans"



The Quadrigatus was introduced in the midst of the Second Punic War, the infamous and hugely bloody conflict between the two great powers of the time, Rome and Carthage. Coins of this type would almost certainly have been used to pay the legionaries who fought and died to protect the Roman Republic from Hannibal and the might of the Carthaginian army.


A historically fascinating coin, struck during a key moment in Rome's struggle to become the world's first superpower.

 


Dimensions: 22.5 mm.


Weight: 6.80 g.


Provenance:


Ex. French private collection of a philatelist, acquired 1940's - 1950's.

Preis SKU: 29809
US$ 925.00
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