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Ancient 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. 142/5 "Bull and MD"(Marcus Durmius?) series Æ Sextans, 189-180 B.C.

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Roman Republic Æ Sextans(6.5g, 19mm). Anonymous(Marcus Durmius?), 189-180 BC. Rome mint. Head of Mercury right wearing winged Petasos, •• above / Prow of galley right; bull standing right and MD above, •• before, ROMA below. Crawford 142/5, Sydenham 299d; Russo RBW 633.

Very scarce

Ex Andrew McCabe collection, ex RBW Collection(privately purchased from Goodman), ex Goodman Collection(CNG 45, lot 1333, unsold)

This is a very scarce type from a period where sextantes were minted in only very small numbers. Also of interest about this coin is that it very clearly illustrates the two-part molds used to cast the flans of these coins. You can see the casting sprue at 7 o'clock on the obverse and 4 o'clock on the reverse and to each side of if, the lip created by the separation of the two sides of the mold.