Coin - Didrachm, Ancient Roman Republic, 269-266 BC Numismatics Reg. No: NU 2241

Didrachm, Issued by Ancient Roman Republic, 269-266 BC
Minted in Rome
Statement Of Significance:
Possibly the first silver coinage struck at Rome
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 22 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 7.928 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Ancient Roman Republic
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 269-266 BC
Denomination: Didrachm
Obverse Description: Head of Hercules, hair bound by ribbon, facing right, club and lion-skin over shoulder; border of dots
Reverse Description: She-wolf standing facing right head looking back, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus; in exergue, ROMANO
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: off-round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Ancient Roman Republic, 269 BC-266 BC
Deity Depicted: Heracles (Ancient God), Ancient Roman Republic, 269 BC-266 BC
References: Crawford 20/1
  1. [Book], Professor Michael Crawford, Roman Republican Coinage, Cambridge University Press, 1974, 137 Pages
  2. [Book], Professor Michael Crawford, Coinage & Money under the Roman Republic, London, 1985, 31-32 Pages


mehdi Posted on 28 Nov 2013 5:45 AM
i have the same coin but not silver. and ther is a head of hercules hair bound by ribbon. and the ather side a wolf standing facing right suckling the twins romulus and remus in exergue romano but the coin is big and its 84gm. its a coin or a midalian i dont know.

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