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Coin - Semis, Anonymous issue, Ancient Roman Republic, post 211 BC Numismatics Reg. No: NU 2304

Semis, Issued by Ancient Roman Republic, struck after 211BC
Issue: Anonymous
Minted in Rome
Statement Of Significance:
The denomination Semis, six uncia or half an As, hence the letter 'S' on obverse and reverse.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 25 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 15.246 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Eugene von Guerard, Artist (1811-1901), Eugene von Guerard Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Ancient Roman Republic
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: after 211 BC
Denomination: Semis
Obverse Description: Laureate head of the Roman god Saturn facing right; in field behind, S (for the denomination Semis)
Reverse Description: Prow of a Roman war ship facing right; above, S (for the denomination Semis); below, ROMA
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Ancient Roman Republic, post 211 BC
Mint: Rome (Mint), Ancient Roman Republic, post 211 BC
Deity Depicted: Saturn (Ancient God), Ancient Roman Republic, post 211 BC
Previous Collection: Mr Eugene von Guerard - National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1926
References: Crawford 56/3
  1. [Book], Professor Michael Crawford, Roman Republican Coinage, Cambridge University Press, 1974, 158 Pages
  2. [Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.

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