Sunday, June 15, 2014

Cr348/5 or Cr344/4a

Cr348/5 or Cr344/4a


I bought a coin on line from a dealer I have found offered nice coins at reasonable prices. I liked this coin because it showed some interesting features, not the least of which was the double or over striking. In hand it looks to me like a double-struck coin. The coin was offered as RVBRI ? As, Cr348/5. I think I have a L.TITURI.L.F/SABINVS As, Cr344/4a. My attribution is based on the outline of the Janus head on the obverse and "reading" what few letters I could decipher on the reverse. The clincher was the shape to the right of the prow, I called Victory.
Anyone have different thoughts?
I do not find many pictures of late RR Asses. Turns out I decided to change attribution based on a picture in a book showing the RR coin collection in the Warsaw Museum. The RBW Collection of Roman Republican Coins by Roberto Russo and the Vecci 1997 auction catalog also showed the coins. Crawford and Grueber were not helpful. 

My First Roman Republican coin with attribution to the ground

My First Roman Republican coin with attribution to the ground



I bought this quinarius at a recent show. Anonymous L, Cr 97/2, Luceria, 211 - 208 BC, Obv - head of Roma wearing a Phrygian helmet, Rev - Dioscuri riding R, stars above, below L, In Ex - ROMA. The coin had a flip from Seaby and a note on the back stating the coin was from a hord written up in 1972 Chronicle. I bought the book and sure enough my coin was in the book! I will post more on the coin in a bit.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

My thoughts on coin selection - Pinarius Natta, Denarius, 149 BC, Cr. 208/1; L. Flaminius Cilo, Denarius, 106 BC, Cr. 302/1
















Pinarius Natta, Denarius, 149 BC, Cr. 208/1

Artemide Aste

CNG, Triton


L. Flaminius Cilo, Denarius, 106 BC, Cr. 302/1
London Ancient Coins