Geneva medal 1740 Bronze Roman series Claudius Nero's diligence

Geneva medal 1740 Bronze Roman series Claudius Nero's diligence
Price: CHF 195.00

This medal is part of the Roman Series engraved by Jean Dassier and his son Jacques-Antoine in Geneva between 1740 and 1743. The set covers the history of the Republic of Rome from its legendary beginning in 754 BC. to the reign of Augustus (29 BC - 14 AD). This series had a total of 60 different medals.

The medal features two events taking place in A.R. 535 and A.R. 545 (219 and 209 BC) from the Second Punic War fought between Carthage and Rome.

The obverse of the medal apparently features the tactics of Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus Cunctator accompanied by the legend in French VENGEANGE SACRIFIEE AU BIEN PUBLIC ("Revenge sacrificed for public good") and a date A. R. 525.

The reverse of the medal depicts Gaius Claudius Nero secretly leaving his camp with 7'000 men in the middle of the night to aid the fellow consul Marcus Livius to defeat Hannibal's brother Hadrubal Barca. The legend on the reverse reads DILIGENCE DE CLAUDIUS NERON. A. R. 545.

Eisler Vol. II 203/28b