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H1 Roman Republican Anonymous struck bronzes McCabe group H1, RRC56 Half-weight fractions, overstrikes on Punic bronzes. Styles derivative from various issues of groups G. 15-20 gram As. | by Ahala
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H1 Roman Republican Anonymous struck bronzes McCabe group H1, RRC56 Half-weight fractions, overstrikes on Punic bronzes. Styles derivative from various issues of groups G. 15-20 gram As.

These coins are overstrikes on Punic and other captured bronzes, at half usual the weight, and can be clearly separated by weight, as well as by design, from Rome group G issues. These are possibly from Sardinian, Sicilian or non-Roman Italian mints. Design is based on prototypes of Rome mint coins of groups G1, G3, and G4, but with simplified prow designs; thus group H post-dates group G. Engraving is of good style, with large heads relative to flans.

 

The Anonymous Struck Bronze Coinage of the Roman Republic:

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

 

Group H1 Illustrated coins, and selected other museum or published examples:

Semis: 10.22g (RBW-NAC61 lot 845, uncertain o/st, fig.H1.Sm.1*), 9.78g (M&M DE 9 lot 345, on Carthaginian bronze, fig.H1.Sm.2*), 9.69g (CNGe219 lot 390), 8.85g (Goodman-CNG43,1286)

Triens: 8.46g (Brunetti E2 lot 19), 7.39g (M&M DE 19 lot 521, uncertain o/s, fig.H1.Tr.1*), 7.23g (BM.56.4.12, fig.H1.Tr.2*), 5.84g (BM.56.4.29, on Bretti, fig.H1.Tr.4*), 5.34g (RR uncertain o/s, fig.H1.Tr.3*), 4.94g (Artemide 1E lot 10086, on Hieron II Poseidon /trident, fig.H1.Tr.5*), 4.46g (M&M DE 19 lot 522, on 41/10 Uncia, fig.H1.Tr.6*), 4.33g (ArtCoins Roma e6 lot 126, fig.H1.Tr.7*)

Quadrans: 6.75g (Goodman-CNG45,1181, on Tanit/horse, fig.H1.Qd.1*), 5.44g (RR, uncertain o/s, fig.H1.Qd.2*), 4.29g (RR, uncertain o/s, fig.H1.Qd.3*). 4.01g (BM.56.5.22 on Capua Uncia Jupiter/Victory, fig.H1.Qd.4*)

Sextans: 3.92g (RR), 3.71g (RR, fig.H1.Sx.1*), 2.61g (RR on Tanit/horse, fig.H1.Sx.2*), 2.41g (CNGe59 on Tanit/horse, fig.H1.Sx.3*), 2.34g (BM.56.6.1 on Tanit/horse, fig.H1.Sx.4*), 2.32g (London Ancient Coins 7 lot 30, uncertain o/s, fig.H1.Sx.5*), 2.22g (AM, uncertain o/s, fig.H1.Sx.6*), 1.90g (RR uncertain o/s, H1.Sx.7*)

Uncia: 2.20g (AM, fig.H1.Un.1*), 2.16g (RR, brockage, fig.H1.Un.2*)

 

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Taken on February 6, 2013