Semis

Features

Country Roman Republic (ancient) (As (circa 280)
(Rome)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 270 BC
Value Semis (1/20)
Currency 221 BC)
Composition Bronze
Weight 167.1 g
Diameter 57 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References RRC# 18/2,
Michael H. Crawford; 1974. Roman Republican Coinage / Volume 1. Introduction and catalogue. Cambridge University Press, London, United Kingdom.
And 1 more volumes.
Haeberlin# Pl. 35 7-10,
Ernst Justus Haeberlin; 1910. Aes Grave : das Schwergeld Roms und Mittelitaliens einschliesslich der ihm vorausgehenden Rohbronzewährung. Joseph Baer, Frankfurt, Germany.
HN Italy# 280,
N. Keith Rutter, Andrew Burnett; 2001. Historia numorum : Italy. British Museum Press, London, United Kingdom.
ICC# 34
Italo Vecchi; 2013. Italian Cast Coinage. B & H Kreindler, London, United Kingdom.

Obverse

Pegasus flying right, S below.

Lettering: Ƨ

Reverse

Pegasus flying left, S below

Lettering: S

Mint

Rome (ancient), Italy

Comments

Examples of this type:

Example #1 (167.1g, 57mm, 12h, Good Very Fine) - in main image:
◦ Ex-Dr. Nicholas Lowe Collection;
◦ Auctioned by Roma Numismatics Ltd, Auction XVIII, 29 September 2019, lot 775. Sold for 1,300 GBP.
◦ Auctioned by Aes Rude (San Marino), Monete & Medaglie 17, 13 April 1996, lot 64.

Example #2 (140.7g, 53mm, 12h, Very Fine):

© Image courtesy of Roma Numismatics Limited
◦ Ex-Dr. Nicholas Lowe Collection;
◦ Auctioned by Roma Numismatics Ltd, Auction XVIII, 29 September 2019, lot 776. Sold for 700 GBP.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (-270)  around 270 BC

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