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211-208 BC AR Victoriatus Roman Republic - Silver Victoriatus Hoard Obverse

211-208 BC AR Victoriatus AU Roman Republic - Silver Victoriatus Hoard

$680.00

SKU: MARCG745

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211-208 BC AR Victoriatus Roman Republic - Silver Victoriatus Hoard 

The Roman Republic Victoriatus represents the Roman Republic’s struggling battle with Hannibal’s Carthaginian Army in late third century B.C. In 218 B.C. Hannibal’s army crossed the Alps into north Turkey with the goal of separating Rome from the vast network of allies and resources in the Italian Peninsula often used to wage war. At the start of the war, Carthaginian success stunned the Romans. Because Carthaginian strategy severed Roman from many allies Roman resources were stretched to the limit until the momentum of the war shifted to favor the Romans between 211 and 208 B.C. . To finance the war, the Roman Republic began issuing silver coinage of varying denominations. Perhaps the most telling coin, the Victoriatus, was first minted right before the Romans gained favorable momentum. The obverse of this coin depicts the Roman god Jupiter while the reverse shows the standing figure of victory who constructs a battle trophy. The images depicted on the silver coin prompted the name “Victoriatus,” to give Roman’s hope and money to get through the war. The Victoriatus was minted from 212 or 211 until around 170 B.C. The popularity of the coin resulted in most coins found being well worn. Prior to the discovery of this group, the issue was almost unknown in Mint condition. Each coin was hand struck and no two are exactly alike.

This coin is made from Silver (ranging from high purity to 25% pure), denoted by the AR next to its denomination.

The coin is in AU (Almost Uncirculated) condition.

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