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Cr. 89/1b Anonymous victoriatus, circa 208 B.C., Apulian mint

Cr089.1b-2.JPG ThumbnailsCr. 95/1a "VB" victoriatus, 211-208 B.C., uncertain mint(Traditionally, Vibo Valentia)ThumbnailsCr. 95/1a "VB" victoriatus, 211-208 B.C., uncertain mint(Traditionally, Vibo Valentia)ThumbnailsCr. 95/1a "VB" victoriatus, 211-208 B.C., uncertain mint(Traditionally, Vibo Valentia)ThumbnailsCr. 95/1a "VB" victoriatus, 211-208 B.C., uncertain mint(Traditionally, Vibo Valentia)ThumbnailsCr. 95/1a "VB" victoriatus, 211-208 B.C., uncertain mint(Traditionally, Vibo Valentia)ThumbnailsCr. 95/1a "VB" victoriatus, 211-208 B.C., uncertain mint(Traditionally, Vibo Valentia)ThumbnailsCr. 95/1a "VB" victoriatus, 211-208 B.C., uncertain mint(Traditionally, Vibo Valentia)

Roman Republic AR Victoriatus(2.33g, 18mm, 12h). Anonymous(style of "Club" series). ca. 208 B.C. Southeast Italian mint(perhaps Brundisium?). Laureate head of Jupiter right. Border of dots / Victory standing right, crowning trophy with wreath. ROMA in exergue. Line border. Crawford 89/1b
Purchased from The Coin & Jewelry Exchange, Fort Meyers, Florida via eBay auction, 9/17/2018

This very rare victoriatus is a variety of the Cr. 89/1a "club" series victoriatus but without the club! If you're interested, you can read a bit about how to identify this variety in this guide to the anonymous victoriati written by Kenneth L. Friedman and Richard Schaefer but the easiest feature to spot is the particular style of the base of the trophy on this issue which takes the form of two dots which appear disconnected from the post.

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  • Steve Brinkman - Sunday 23 September 2018 19:02
    Great find. This goes to show that diligence and a keen eye occasionally pays off with ebay offerings.