Monday, December 28, 2009

C.MAIANI



Country - Roman
Type or era - Republican
Coin type - Denarius
Mint - Rome Crawford & Sear say Rome, Grueber says Italy, but like contemporary Rome issues.
Issued by - C.MAIANI
Issued by - Caius Maianius
Title of issuer -
Mint Date - -153
Weight
Weight - max 4.36
Weight - min 3.03
Weight - avg 3.83
Weight - st dev 0.27
Diameter - max 18.3
Diameter - min 17.2
Diameter - max 22.1
Diameter - min 17.0
Diameter - avg 18.55
Diameter - st dev 1.22
Metal - Ar
Serrated - N
Cr - 203 / 1a 1b
BMCRR - Italy 434 - 438
Sear: # 82 (VF=$80; EF=$240)
RSC: Maiania 1
CRR - 427
CRI
NMWar - 232 - 234
NMCr - 43
Orientation - 11:00
Orientation - 10:30, 4:30, 11
Purchased from - Alessandra Brunetti on DEA Moneta web site
Purchase date - 1/1/2009
Grade - gVF
Grade - Toned. VF BB+
Centering - obv - well centered; rev 7% off at 11, some features off flan due to oval shape & centering
Strike -
Flan flaws
Style
Patination - dark toning with some lighter spots
Damage
Obverse - Roma
Reverse - Victory in Biga
Obverse - Helmeted head of Roma right; behind, X
Reverse - Victory in biga right, holding whip in right hand and reins in left hand; below, C MAIANI; in exergue, ROMA
Obverse dies - 89
Reverse dies - 111
No VCoins - 1
No CNG - 3
No WW - 2
Coin Arch - 15
V Cat - 0
Total - 23

Tiberius Veturius Barrus


This coin breaks a 75 year tradition of denarius coin types. Until this coin, Roma was on the obverse. The reverse was used earlier (216 - 217 BC) on gold coins.

Saturday, December 26, 2009




Anonymous Quadrigatus Didrachm


Crawford assigns seven numbers to anonymous didrachms with Laureate, Janiform heads of the Discouri on the obverse and a reverse showing Jupiter & Victory in quadriga, Victory driving, Jupiter throwing lightning bolt with R hand & holding staff in L. In Ex - ROMA. I can not tell which Crawford number to assign to this coin. Artemide Aste s.r.l. called the coin Cr28/3. My next post will be a coin attributed by Freeman and Sear as RVC 33 (or Cr28/3).

Friday, December 25, 2009





Country Roman
Type or era Republican
Coin type Denarius
Mint Rome
Issued by L.VALERIVS ACISCVLVS
Issued by Lucius Valerius Acisculus
Title of issuer IIIVIR ?
Mint Date -45
Weight 4.19 - this coin
Weight - max 4.45 - other coins
Weight - min 3.39
Weight - avg 3.78
Weight - st dev 0.22
Diameter - max
Diameter - min
Diameter - max 23.0
Diameter - min 17.0
Diameter - avg 19.56
Diameter-st dev 1.26
Metal Ar
Serrated N
Cr 474 / 1a
BMCRR 4099 Type I 4099 - 4104
Sear: #, VF, EF 469 / 1
RSC: #, VF, EF Valeria 17
CRR 998
CRI 90
NMWar 1336 - 1338 1339 - 1340
NMCr -
Orientation
Orientation 12, 3, 9, 7:30, 1:30, 11, 5, 4, 2 - other coins
Purchased from Kunker
Purchase date 10/16/2008
Grade EF
Grade fast vorz├╝glich/vorz├╝glich aEF / EF small scratch on obv
Centering
Strike well struck from new dies, good details on obv & rev
Flan flaws small crack at 4:00 on obv & rev
Style typical,
Patination
Damage scratch on obv
Obverse Apollo
Reverse Europa on Bull
Obverse head of Apollo Soranus R, diademed, hair in ringlets, above - star, behind & below - ACISCVLVS, behind - double headed ax
Reverse female figure (Europa?) seated on bull walking R, she holds her veil in both hands & it floats over her head, In Ex - L.VALERIVS
Obverse dies 72
Reverse dies 80
No VCoins 2
No CNG 10
No WW 4
Coin Arch 39
V Cat
Total found 64