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In actual truth the investment of Veii strained Rome's resources to the utmost. The
besieged town was not inferior in size to Rome, and its situation on a steep rock,
with a moat of running water on three sides, rendered it almost impregnable.
The tardiness of Rome's economic development is also reflected in the history of
its coinage. Its first mintage of bronze (the as of 10-12 ozs. Troy and its
submultiples) was probably not issued until shortly before 300, and the earliest
silver coins ...
Rome, Carthage and Numidia Of all the problems which confronted the Romans
after the Second Punic War the question of their future relations to Carthage was
the simplest, and yet it was the least successfully handled. While the Economic ...
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