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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NAC63Lot553.jpg Cr. 500/5 Cassius with Lentulus Spinther AR Denarius, late 43-early 42 B.C., military mint(Smyrna?)ThumbnailsCr. 544/20 Marc Antony AR denarius, 32-31 BC, Leg VII, Patrae(?) mintCr. 500/5 Cassius with Lentulus Spinther AR Denarius, late 43-early 42 B.C., military mint(Smyrna?)ThumbnailsCr. 544/20 Marc Antony AR denarius, 32-31 BC, Leg VII, Patrae(?) mintCr. 500/5 Cassius with Lentulus Spinther AR Denarius, late 43-early 42 B.C., military mint(Smyrna?)ThumbnailsCr. 544/20 Marc Antony AR denarius, 32-31 BC, Leg VII, Patrae(?) mintCr. 500/5 Cassius with Lentulus Spinther AR Denarius, late 43-early 42 B.C., military mint(Smyrna?)ThumbnailsCr. 544/20 Marc Antony AR denarius, 32-31 BC, Leg VII, Patrae(?) mintCr. 500/5 Cassius with Lentulus Spinther AR Denarius, late 43-early 42 B.C., military mint(Smyrna?)ThumbnailsCr. 544/20 Marc Antony AR denarius, 32-31 BC, Leg VII, Patrae(?) mint

Roman Imperatorial period AR Denarius(3.82g, 16mm), C Caesar Octavianus, mint with Octavian in Italy, 41 BC. Bare head of Octavian right, with slight beard; C·CAESAR·III·VIR·R·P·C around; border of dots / Equestrian statue of Octavian galloping left, his right hand extended; POPVL·IVSSV in exergue and on right. Sear HCRI 299; Crawford 518/2

Numismatica Ars Classica Spring Auction 2020, 25 May 2020, lot 726, ex RBW Collection, Numismatica Ars Classica 63, 17 May 2012, lot 553, ex Jesus Vico sale June 1992, lot 401

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The types are similar to those on the first issue of Octavian(be sure to read the note in the link) but the differing pose and addition of "POPVL IVSSV" suggest this coin represents the real statue erected by Senatorial decree after the victory of the triumvirs at Philippi.

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