Roman Republic, Quadrans

The obverse of this quadrans shows a well-known coin image, although not known from Roman issues, but from the coins of Alexander the Great (359-323 BC). Depicted is the head of the Greek hero Herakles wearing a lion's skin. Behind the hero's head are three pellets as specification of the coin's value of 3 unciae.

The reverse features a prow, the motif customary on Roman bronzes. The goddess Victoria is standing in the ship, laying down a wreath. The inscription C. CVR. F. denotes the moneyer Gaius Curiatius Trigeminus. Next to the prow are again three pellets for the value, and below is the inscription ROMA.

Year of issue

135 v. Chr.

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