Coin (reverse), Victoriatus

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minted in Rome

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Coin (reverse), Victoriatus

This silver coin, of a type known as a victoriatus, was minted in Rome sometime after 211 BC. This picture shows the reverse of the coin.

The reverse depicts Victory crowning a trophy. Below is the inscription 'ROMA', denoting the mint at Rome.

Although the early victoriatus weighed 3/4 of a denarius in weight, it was not integrated into that system. It was issued with a baser silver content than the contemporary denarius, perhaps for foreign payments where the unit of reckoning was the drachma.

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Online ID: 000-190-000-086-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1934.41
Date: after 211 BC
Material: Silver. Inscription: Obv. Laureate head of Jupiter r. / Rev. Victory r., crowning trophy; in exergue, ROMA
Dimensions: 17.00 mm D / Die Axis: 4.5
What: Coin, victoriatus
Subject: Ancient Coin Collection
Who: Jupiter
Where: Italy, Rome
Description: Silver victoriatus of the Roman Republic, Rome, after 211 BC
  • Crawford, M.H. Roman Republican Coinage. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1976. 
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