Obverse: helmeted head of Mars right
Reverse: ROMA, eagle with spread wings on thunderbolt right

Ex. Private Swiss Collection

Coin left Italy prior to Dec. 1992


Struck during the latter part of the Second Punic War (218-201 BC), a war between Carthage and the Roman Republic. The eagle on the reverse of this type of gold coin refers probably to Egypt which gave financial aid during the war.