J2 Roman Republican Anonymous struck bronzes McCabe group J2, Related RRC 132 to RRC 150. Includes both flat and peaked deck structures. Obverse style less fine than group J1.
This is a mixed style group with both flat and peaked deck structure As and fractions resembling a range of issues from RRC 132 ME through RRC 150 M.TITINI, which are dated in RRC to the 190s – 180s BC. Obverse styles are less finely engraved and less dignified than group J1. This group includes the I-above prow peaked deck structure anonymous As, which has usually been classified as RRC 197-198B/1a, but in fact relates to the RRC 145 Victory and spearhead type.
The Anonymous Struck Bronze Coinage of the Roman Republic:
a Provisional Arrangement, Andrew McCabe, 2013, text and images copyright Ahala, Andrew McCabe
Group J2 Illustrated coins, and selected other museum or published examples:
As with peaked deck structure: 37.32g (Hannover.548, Ostia hoard, fig.J2.As.2*), 35.38g (Hannover.557, Ostia hoard, fig.J2.As.3*), 28.76g (Yale 2001.87.5005, fig.J2.As.1*)
As with flat deck structure: 34.63g (Brunetti E7, fig.J2.As.4*), 34.20 (Hannover.567, Ostia hoard, fig.J2.As.5*)
Semis: 19.38g (Paris.A944, fig.J2.Sm.1*)
Quadrans: 7.62g (Goodman, fig.J2.Qd.1*), 6.34g (BM.56.5.8, fig.J2.Qd.2*)
Sextans: 5.60g (AM, with caduceus, fig.J2.Sx.1*), 5.53g (Paris.AF164, fig.J2.Sx.3*), 4.44g (AM, fig.J2.Sx.2*), 4.30g (Hannover.704).