These little beauties were minted in Sardinia from bronze coins captured by the Romans during the Second Punic War. I don't know much about them, nor any other Roman bronze coins from that era, but I'm hoping to remedy that soon. Show me any relevant coins you may have. Roman Republic, Second Punic War, 215 - 212 BC AE Sextans, Sardinia (?) Mint, 17mm, 2.37 grams Obverse: Head of Mercury right wearing winged petasus. Reverse: Prow of galley left, ROMA above, two pellets below. Crawford56/6 From the Second Punic War, these issues previously thought to be unofficial issues due to their size and weight, but now are accepted as being overstruck on captured coinage. ex Thersites Collection.