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Cr. 45/2 anonymous quinarius, after 211 B.C., uncertain mint

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Roman Republic AR Quinarius(16mm, 2.28 g, 12h). Anonymous. After 211 B.C. Uncertain(perhaps Apulian?) mint. Head of Roma right, wearing winged helmet ornamented with griffin's head and three-piece visor, earring an necklace; behind, V. Border of dots / Dioscuri on horseback riding right, each holding couched spear and wearing chlamys, cuirass and pileus surmounted by star; in relief in linear frame, ROMA. Line border. Crawford 45/2; Russo RBW 180; Sydenham 169.

Ex CNG Triton XXII, 1/9/2018, lot 787, ex Alan J Harlan collection, purchased from Spink & Son

This variety is often misattributed however it can be easily distinguished from the other anonyomus issues by the unbound hair and the particular nose style often called a "ski nose" or "ski jump nose", and the extended horse's tail on reverse.

Interestingly, while the corresponding Cr. 45/1 denarius is always found with "ROMA" incuse on a raised tablet, this quinarius never is, even on dies that seem to otherwise be from the same engraver.

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