K2 Roman Republican Anonymous struck bronzes McCabe group K2, Related RRC 173 to RRC 213. Cartoon-style obverses, wild hair. Sometimes irregular curved prows. Flat deck structures. 30 gram As.
This is a mixed style group, with flat deck structure As and fractions, resembling a range of issues from RRC 173 C.SAX to RRC 213 mast and sail, of the 170s to 150s BC. There are often cartoon-style obverses with wild hair styles. Prows may sometimes be irregularly shaped and curved.
The Anonymous Struck Bronze Coinage of the Roman Republic:
a Provisional Arrangement, Andrew McCabe, 2013, text and images copyright Ahala, Andrew McCabe
Group K2 Illustrated coins, and selected other museum or published examples:
As: 38.97g (Hannover.539, Ostia hoard, style as fig.K2.As.1), 33.52g (Goodman-CNG47, style as fig.K2.As.1), 32.20g (Holyland Coins 2011, style as fig.K2.As.2), 30.52g (Pegasi 2010, style as fig.K2.As.1), 27.86g (RR, fig.K2.As.2*), 27.30g (AM, fig.K2.As.1*), 21.32g (RR, fig.K2.As.3*), 16.24g (RR, style as fig.K2.As.3).
Semis: 16.74g (RBW-NAC61 lot 219, fig.K2.Sm.1*)
Triens: 9.74g (RBW-NAC61 lot 220, fig.K2.Tr.1*), 9.20g (AM, value mark above prow), 8.72g (Paris.A995, fig.K2.Tr.2*)
Sextans: 3.52g (RR, fig.K2.Sx.1*)