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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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LucernaePic.jpg Cr. 162/5b "MAT" series with slender letters Æ Triens, Rome mint, 179-170 B.C. ThumbnailsCr. 173/5 C. SAX/Cluvius Saxula Æ Sextans, 169-158 B.C.Cr. 162/5b "MAT" series with slender letters Æ Triens, Rome mint, 179-170 B.C. ThumbnailsCr. 173/5 C. SAX/Cluvius Saxula Æ Sextans, 169-158 B.C.Cr. 162/5b "MAT" series with slender letters Æ Triens, Rome mint, 179-170 B.C. ThumbnailsCr. 173/5 C. SAX/Cluvius Saxula Æ Sextans, 169-158 B.C.Cr. 162/5b "MAT" series with slender letters Æ Triens, Rome mint, 179-170 B.C. ThumbnailsCr. 173/5 C. SAX/Cluvius Saxula Æ Sextans, 169-158 B.C.Cr. 162/5b "MAT" series with slender letters Æ Triens, Rome mint, 179-170 B.C. ThumbnailsCr. 173/5 C. SAX/Cluvius Saxula Æ Sextans, 169-158 B.C.

Roman Republic AR Denarius(3.17g, 20mm), "GR" series(Sempronius Gracchus?), 199-170 B.C., Uncertain mint. Helmeted head of Roma right; behind, X / The Dioscuri galloping right; below, GR; in exergue, ROMA. Crawford 169/1

Ex Peus, via MA-Shops, 7 Jan 2020, ex Peus e-Auction 6, 13 Jan 2018, lot 129, ex Lucernae, listed on VCoins 17 October 2017

This denarius comes from a small group of rare issues, Crawford 169-172, minted at an uncertain mint circa 199-170 BC. Hoard evidence and overall appearance suggests these issues belong to this period but their bizarre styles and sloppy production suggests they were minted at a mint outside Rome. Even among these issues, this denarius with GR stands out as one of the most sloppily produced types of the entire period and also tends to consistently be found relatively lightweight, with multiple examples even lighter than this one.

It is my belief that these issues were all minted at a military mint in Spain in connection with sporadic military operations, such as those against the Numantines, during this period.

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