Northern Apulia, Luceria. c. 217-212 BC. Æ Quincunx. Ex Numismatica Ars Classica, Auction H, 30 April 1998, lot 1488.

Ancient Coins - Northern Apulia, Luceria. c. 217-212 BC. Æ Quincunx. Ex Numismatica Ars Classica, Auction H, 30 April 1998, lot 1488.
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Northern Apulia, Luceria. c. 217-212 BC. Æ Quincunx, 34.43g (33mm, 12h). Four wheel spokes / Four wheel spokes, five pellets above (worn away) and L below.

Pedigree: Ex Numismatica Ars Classica, Auction H, 30 April 1998, lot 1488.

References: ICC 345; HN Italy 677a; Haeberlin p. 187-188, 1-78 pl. 71, 14-17. TV 281

Grade: Extremely well struck and high relief. Light green patina with dusty white finish. EF

Price: $1,200

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Luceria fell into Roman hands in c. 314 BC. From that moment forward it was an ardent supporter of Rome and even during the Second Punic War (218-201) became the home for the troops during the winter. The coinage of the area was made of bronze due to limited amount of silver and no gold whatsoever. This coin is a quincunx which is a modern word meaning “five-ounce”. It was used to denote coins on a ten-ounce pound or nummus weight.


Preis SKU: rr1165
US$ 1,200.00
  • € 1,106.76
  • £ 921.00
  • AUD 1,787.64
  • CHF 1,177.80
  • CAD 1,589.76

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