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Ancient and medieval coins in the collection of Jordan Montgomery, focused on the Roman Republic and related series. The attributions and information are all verified to the best of my ability but, if I have made a mistake, please leave a comment and I'll do my best to rectify it. For more information about the reference works listed, a bibliography is provided. Additionally, this site is made available purely for informational purposes and none of the coins are currently for sale.

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Cr. 38/7 Anonymous semilibral semuncia, 217-215 BC

Cr387Semuncia.jpg Cr. 17/1d Minerva/Horse's head Æ litra, Cosa mint, after 264 B.C.ThumbnailsCr. 41/6e anonymous post-semilibral semis, 215-212 BCCr. 17/1d Minerva/Horse's head Æ litra, Cosa mint, after 264 B.C.ThumbnailsCr. 41/6e anonymous post-semilibral semis, 215-212 BCCr. 17/1d Minerva/Horse's head Æ litra, Cosa mint, after 264 B.C.ThumbnailsCr. 41/6e anonymous post-semilibral semis, 215-212 BCCr. 17/1d Minerva/Horse's head Æ litra, Cosa mint, after 264 B.C.ThumbnailsCr. 41/6e anonymous post-semilibral semis, 215-212 BCCr. 17/1d Minerva/Horse's head Æ litra, Cosa mint, after 264 B.C.ThumbnailsCr. 41/6e anonymous post-semilibral semis, 215-212 BC

Roman republic Æ Semuncia(5.50g), anonymous semilibral series. 217-215 BC. Head of Mercury right, wearing winged petasos / Prow right; ROMA above. Crawford 38/7; Sydenham 87; Russo RBW 100-102.

This relatively common coin is a type that many RR bronze collectors own, and on its own is an insignificant, average condition example of a common type, but this was the first RR bronze that I purchased in June of 2015. I had just read through the RBW catalogs, NAC 61 and 63, and was captivated by the gold, silver and bronze that made up the series, so much so that I immediately began selling my Greek and Roman Imperial coins so that I could focus entirely on this series that I had previously largely ignored.

I would like to thank TIF of TIFCollection.com for postprocessing this image for me(mine was much too dark) and helping me to create an image that accurately represented this coin.

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  • Cory Williams - Tuesday 27 June 2017 11:18
    Great great great info here, the pics are excellent, the layout, I love it, and thank you for linking to TIF as well, I used to be pretty active on the CU forum and remember her sharing her new treasures with us.

    Just a note that there is a little typo here:

    Imperial coins sot that
  • jordan - Wednesday 28 June 2017 22:53
    Cory,

    Thanks for the comment. Typo fixed.

    -Jordan