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A2 Roman Republican Anonymous struck bronzes, McCabe group A2, RRC41 Large devices, broad thin flans, three parallel lines at keel, no waves. 65 gram As. | by Ahala
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A2 Roman Republican Anonymous struck bronzes, McCabe group A2, RRC41 Large devices, broad thin flans, three parallel lines at keel, no waves. 65 gram As.

The devices are large, and struck on broad thin flans. Types are generally low-relief. Obverses have large busts. The reverse prow usually has three almost parallel lines at keel, with no waves between the lines. The prow has the standard design of all later bronzes, and never has any decorative additions. The prow design merges with the left hand border of the coin. The value mark on the As is over Janus’ head. Sometimes there are weak strikes or casting holes on Triens, Semis and As. Some coins are overstrikes on Roman semilibral or foreign coins.

 

The Anonymous Struck Bronze Coinage of the Roman Republic:

a Provisional Arrangement, Andrew McCabe, 2013, text and images copyright Ahala, Andrew McCabe

 

Group A2 Illustrated coins, and selected other museum or published examples:

As: 70.69g (RR), 66.64g (RR, fig.A2.As.1*), 62.74g (Hannover.508), 59.67g (RBW-NAC61 lot 126), 53.13g (RR, fig.A2.As.2*), 50.56g (Paris.AF94 = RRC pl.XI,5)

Semis: 39.15g (RR), 33.92 (Paris.A924), 32.63g (RBW-NAC61 lot 128, fig.A2.Sm.1*), 30.58g (Milan), 21.16g (AM, 38/5 overstrike)

Triens: 30.97g (Fitzwilliam), 28.51g (Hannover.220 38/5 overstrike), 24.56g (RBW-NAC61 lot 130, 38/5 overstrike, fig.A2.Tr.2*), 24.91g (RBW-NAC61 lot 130, fig.A2.Tr.1*), 17.92g (Goodman-CNG43)

Quadrans: 19.72g (Hannover.231), 19.43g (RR, fig.A2.Qd.1*), 17.61g (Hannover.234, fig.A2.Qd.3*), 14.93g (Hannover.236), 14.39 (RBW-NAC61 lot 133, fig.A2.Qd.2*), 13.49g (RBW-NAC61 lot 135, fig.A2.Qd.4*)

Sextans: 13.45g (ROMA Numismatics I, fig.A2.Sx.1*), 12.68g (Fitzwilliam), 12.06g (Hannover.247 38/6 overstrike), 11.27g (BM.41.9.5)

Uncia: 8.12g (RR), 5.65g (BM.41.10.19), 5.18g (AM, fig.A2.Un.1*), 4.53g (BM.56.7.2)

Semuncia: 3.64g (CGB 32), 3.40g (BM.56.8.1), 2.86g (BM.56.8.2), 2.51g (BM.56.8.3, fig.A2.Su.1*)

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Taken on February 1, 2013