Res Publica Coin Gallery

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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Cf. Cr 287/1 Anon issue of 115/114 B.C., Geto-Dacian imitation

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Imitations of Roman Republic coinage, Geto-Dacians, AR denarius(3.72g, 21mm), after 115/114 B.C.. Imitating anonymous issue of circa 115/114 B.C.. Head of Roma right; behind, X and "OMA"(sic) / Roma seated right on pile of shields, holding spear; birds in flight to upper left and right; to lower right, she-wolf standing right, head left, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus. Cf. Crawford 287/1 for prototype; Davis, website class A, group Ib, Geto-Dacian Monetary Copies, C45(these dies) & Davis "A New Hoard of Denarii Imitations" 20(these dies)

Privately purchased August 2018

This interesting imitation is from a class of imitations that Maria Chitescu and later Phil Davis referred to as "Monetary Copies". These coins faithfully reproduce their prototypes(though not always 100% accurately) via transfer dies or well-engraved new dies. This coin has lost the wings on the helmet as well as the "R" of ROMA on the obverse but otherwise copies the prototype well.