Roman Republic Æ Uncia(21.0 mm, 6.43 g, 11 h). Anonymous, first "grain ear"/"corn ear" series. 214-212 B.C. Sicilian mint. Helmeted head of Mars right; pellet behind / ROMA, Prow of galley right; ROMA and grain ear above, pellet below. Crawford 42/4; Sydenham -; Russo RBW 144.
A common but historically interesting type struck on Sicily during the period of the Siege of Syracuse.
Ex Agora 42 lot 112, October 5, 2016