Rare Roman Erotic Spintria Token - 30 AD

Ancient Coins - Rare Roman Erotic Spintria Token - 30 AD
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A rare erotic token dating to the reign of Emperor Tiberius, circa 30 AD.


The obverse shows a couple in the throes of passion, the lady reclining on a chaise longue, her partner on top of her.


The reverse with the Roman numerals, VIII, surrounded by a laurel wreath.


There has been much debate as to the use of these rare erotic tokens / coins. Some suggest they were brothel tokens, used instead of normal denominations which carried the portrait of the Emperor. Others theorise that they were gaming tokens, their images intended to amuse or excite their owners!



Weight: 4.90 g


Diameter: 23 mm


Provenance:


Ex. French private collection, with French export licence.

Ancient Coins - Rare Roman Erotic Spintria Token - 30 AD
Price SKU: 41734
US$ 10,500.00
  • € 9,295.33
  • £ 8,091.40
  • AUD 14,553.69
  • CHF 10,592.02
  • CAD 13,884.43

Rates for: 11/14/18

Ships from: United Kingdom