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L1 Roman Republican Anonymous struck bronzes McCabe group L1, RRC 272. High relief narrow obverses. Peaked deck structures, gated area to left, rounded waves under prow. 15 gram As. | by Ahala
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L1 Roman Republican Anonymous struck bronzes McCabe group L1, RRC 272. High relief narrow obverses. Peaked deck structures, gated area to left, rounded waves under prow. 15 gram As.

There are high relief narrow obverses with forward leaning heads. Sometimes Saturn has a very prominent beard. The prows have peaked deck structures, to the left of which is a gated area on deck. There are always waves on a rounded bulge under the prow, which are a key feature to distinguish these coins from those of group K3. The denomination mark is always before prow. Strikes are well centred strikes on small carefully made flans.

 

The Anonymous Struck Bronze Coinage of the Roman Republic:

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

 

Group L1 Illustrated coins, and selected other museum or published examples:

Semis: 10.37g (Vecchi sale 3), 9.60g (RBW-NAC61 lot 1086), 6.56g (Artemide 14E lot 14145, fig.L1.Sm.2*), 6.12g (RR, fig.L1.Sm.1*)

Triens: 6.34g (RR), 6.20g (RBW-NAC61 lot 1087, fig.L1.Tr.1*)

Quadrans: 5.90g (Paris.A1136), 4.49g (BM.272.2.1), 3.38g (RR, fig.L1.Qd.1*)

 

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Taken on February 6, 2013