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Coin - Victoriatus, Ancient Roman Republic, 206-195 BC Numismatics Reg. No: NU 2248

Summary:
Victoriatus, Issued by Ancient Roman Republic, 206-195 BC
Privy Mark: Dog
Minted in Rome
Statement Of Significance:
The denomination Victoriatus was introduced in 211 BC at the same time as the denarius. The Vicroriatus weighed 2/3 of the denarius and may have been struck from lower quality silver alloys. Symbols, such as the dog on this example, would originally have identified the person responsible for the production of the coin. Who they were is now unknown. The dog also appears on the denarius and five copper denominations.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 16 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 3.12 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: trophies
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Ancient Roman Republic
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 206-195 BC
Denomination: Victoriatus
Obverse Description: Laureate head of the Roman god Jupiter facing right
Reverse Description: Winged Roman goddess Victory standing at left facing right crowning a trophy with a laurel wreath, between them a dog standing facing right; in exergue, ROMA
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Ancient Roman Republic, 206BC-195 BC
Deity Depicted: Jupiter (Ancient deity), Ancient Roman Republic, 206BC-195 BC
Previous Collection: Dr William Howat, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1926
References: Crawford122/1
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Professor Michael Crawford, Roman Republican Coinage, Cambridge University Press, 1974, 205 Pages

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