Roman Republican. T. Manlius Imperiosus Torquatus and L. Papirius Cursor. fl.
mid-late 4th century BC. Æ Medal (32mm, 11.98 g, 12h). Roman Series: The Majesty of the Senate/The Art of Military. By J. Dassier. Dually-dated 472 AUC (281 BC) [issued mid-18th century]
. Scene of the Roman Senate; MAIESTE DU SENAT · in exergue / Two Roman soldiers standing left on rocky outcropping, overlooking encampment of other Roman soldiers at a distance; in exergue, ART MILITAIRE. Good VF, a few marks.
Jean Dassier’s series of medals illustrating Roman history consisted of 61 pieces, covering important individuals and events throughout Rome’s early history, from the city’s founding by Romulus, the rape of the Sabine women, and the rule of Numa Pompilius, to the fall of the Republic with the murder of Caesar, the second triumvirate, and rise of Augustus.