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Coin: Sextans with Head of Mercury (obv) and Prow of Ship (rev)

Culture Roman
Issuing Authority Roman Republic
Title Coin: Sextans with Head of Mercury (obv) and Prow of Ship (rev)
Date 206–195 BCE
Medium Bronze
Dimensions Overall: 3/4 in. (2 cm)
Weight: 0.2 oz. (5.54 g)
Axis: 6:00
Credit Line Transfer from the Classical Studies Department, Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University
Accession Number 2000.342.11

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Obverse: Head of Mercury, facing right, wearing chlamys and winged petasus; denominational mark.
Reverse: Prow facing right. Sow facing right. Inscription above, denominational mark below.

Reverse: ROMA (above)

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