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F1 Roman Republican Anonymous struck bronzes, McCabe group F1, Related to RRC 85 H, and RRC 86 anchor and Q. Two reverse styles – regular or Luceria-style prow. Top two keel lines of regular reverse join mid-prow. 35 gram As. | by Ahala
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F1 Roman Republican Anonymous struck bronzes, McCabe group F1, Related to RRC 85 H, and RRC 86 anchor and Q. Two reverse styles – regular or Luceria-style prow. Top two keel lines of regular reverse join mid-prow. 35 gram As.

Obverses are in high relief. The general style, for examples Janus, or Hercules’ truncation, or the regular reverse prow, is like RRC 86 anchor and Q. The As closely matches a variant of RRC 85 H. Reverses of Sextans and Quadrans have either regular, or Luceria style, prows with a club in an elevated fighting platform. On regular reverses, the top and central keel lines join half way across prow. Flans are thin and broad akin to late issues of Luceria.

 

The Anonymous Struck Bronze Coinage of the Roman Republic:

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

 

Group F1 Illustrated coins, and selected other museum or published examples:

As: 43.48g (CNG 79 lot 801); 32.59g (RR, fig.F1.As.2*), 29.30g (Paris.A916, fig.F1.As.1*)

Semis: 15.32g (EBP); 11.60g (Hannover.629); 10.50g (RR, fig.F1.Sm.1*)

Triens: 10.53g (Goodman-CNG43 lot 1288); 9.56g (RR, fig.F1.Tr.1*); 9.19g (Hannover.654); 7.60g (BM.56.4.11)

Quadrans: 8.96g (RR, fig.F1.Qd.2*, Luceria style); 8.39g (Hannover.677, regular style); 7.05g (AM, fig.F1.Qd.1*, regular style), 5.79g (BM.56.5.9 Luceria style)

Sextans: 6.34g (BM.106.8.2, regular style); 6.11g (Paris.A1022, regular style); 6.07g (CNGe218 lot 401, fig.F1.Sx.1*, regular style); 5.30g (AM, fig.F1.Sx.2*, Luceria style)

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Taken on February 6, 2013