Quadrans MESSALLA GALVS A A A F F S C

Features

Issuer Roman Empire (Rome)
Emperor Augustus (27 BC - 14 AD)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 5 BC
Value Quadrans = ¼ As = 1⁄64 Denarius
Currency Denarius, Reform of Augustus (27 BC – AD 215)
Composition Bronze
Weight 3.2 g
Diameter 17 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 247943
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References RIC I# 460,
Harold Mattingly, Edward Allen Sydenham, Carol Humphrey Vivian Sutherland, Robert A. G. Carson; 1984. The Roman Imperial Coinage / Volume 1. Augustus – Vitellius (31 BC–AD 69) (1923 revised edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
OCRE# ric.1(2).aug.460
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (http://numismatics.org/ocre/)

Obverse

Bowl-shaped or flat-shaped altar.

Lettering: SISENNA APRONIVS IIIVIR

Unabridged legend: Sisenna, Apronius Triumviri.

Translation:
Sisenna, Apronius Triumviri.
Sisenna and Apronius, moneyers (Triumviri Monetalis).

Reverse

Legend surrounding S C.

Lettering:
MESSALLA GALVS A A A F F
S C

Unabridged legend:
Messalla, Galus, Auro, Argento, Aere Flando Feriundo.
Senatus Consulto.

Translation:
Messalla, Galus, Auro, Argento, Aere, Flando, Feriundo. Senatus Consultum.
Messalla and Galus for the casting and striking of gold, silver, and bronze coins. Decree of the senate.

Mint

Rome (ancient), Italy

Comments

Mass varies: 3–3.33 g;
Diameter varies: 15.5–18 mm;
Source: Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE)

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