1 Sextans


Issuer Meles (Samnium)
Ruling authority Anonymous (circa 216-210 BC)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 216 BC - 210 BC
Value 1 Sextans = ⅙ As
Currency As (circa 216-210 BC)
Composition Bronze
Weight 22.23 g
Shape Round (irregular)
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 185138
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References ICC# 325,
Italo Vecchi; 2013. Italian Cast Coinage. B & H Kreindler, London, United Kingdom.
HN Italy# 442,
N. Keith Rutter, Andrew Burnett; 2001. Historia numorum : Italy. British Museum Press, London, United Kingdom.
Haeberlin# p. 176,
Ernst Justus Haeberlin; 1910. Aes Grave : das Schwergeld Roms und Mittelitaliens einschliesslich der ihm vorausgehenden Rohbronzewährung. Joseph Baer, Frankfurt, Germany.
Campana# 2,
Alberto Campana; 1996. Corpus nummorum antiquae Italiae (zecche minori). Edizioni Numismatica Grigoli, Suzzara, Italy.
Thurlow-Ve# 269
Bradbury K. Thurlow, Italo G. Vecchi; 1979. Italian Cast Coinage : Italian aes grave. V.C. Vecchi & Sons, London, United Kingdom.


Male head facing right with two dots behind.


African elephant walking left.




While it would make sense for a legend to be under the elephant, on clearer examples, there seems to be no legends on this type.

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ND (216 BC - 210 BC) 

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