Quadrigatus (Didrachm) Anonymous Republican (Certified by the NGC)

Ancient Coins - Quadrigatus (Didrachm) Anonymous Republican (Certified by the NGC)
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Laureate janiform head of Dioscuri; below, dot / Jupiter, hurling thunderbolt and holding sceptre, in quadriga r. driven by Victory

The quadrigatus was the very first silver coin type struck by the Romans. Previous to this the Romans used exclusively bronze coins as their currency. The large cast coins were not as easy for trade. The predecessor to the denarius, the quadrigatus was substantially larger than the denarius and stylistically more similar to the beautiful Greek coins that were being struck. It is suggested that the quadrigatus was used very seldom locally; it was more for trade outside of Rome.


The Janus head on the obverse is a pure Roman symbol and does not exist in Greek culture. The god Janus was meant to symbolize the beginning and end of a conflict, or war and peace. The quadriga found on the reverse of the coin was carried over when the denarius was finally introduced around 211 BC.

 
Ancient Coins - Quadrigatus (Didrachm) Anonymous Republican (Certified by the NGC)
Ancient Coins - Quadrigatus (Didrachm) Anonymous Republican (Certified by the NGC)
Ancient Coins - Quadrigatus (Didrachm) Anonymous Republican (Certified by the NGC)
Precio SKU: CO0598
500.00
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Cotización al: 02/25/20

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