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Cr. 41/6e anonymous post-semilibral semis, 215-212 BC

Cr416eSemis.png Cr. 38/7 Anonymous semilibral semuncia, 217-215 BCThumbnailsCr. 41/10 Anonymous post-semilibral uncia, dolphins at keel, 215-212 BC, Rome mintCr. 38/7 Anonymous semilibral semuncia, 217-215 BCThumbnailsCr. 41/10 Anonymous post-semilibral uncia, dolphins at keel, 215-212 BC, Rome mintCr. 38/7 Anonymous semilibral semuncia, 217-215 BCThumbnailsCr. 41/10 Anonymous post-semilibral uncia, dolphins at keel, 215-212 BC, Rome mintCr. 38/7 Anonymous semilibral semuncia, 217-215 BCThumbnailsCr. 41/10 Anonymous post-semilibral uncia, dolphins at keel, 215-212 BC, Rome mintCr. 38/7 Anonymous semilibral semuncia, 217-215 BCThumbnailsCr. 41/10 Anonymous post-semilibral uncia, dolphins at keel, 215-212 BC, Rome mintCr. 38/7 Anonymous semilibral semuncia, 217-215 BCThumbnailsCr. 41/10 Anonymous post-semilibral uncia, dolphins at keel, 215-212 BC, Rome mintCr. 38/7 Anonymous semilibral semuncia, 217-215 BCThumbnailsCr. 41/10 Anonymous post-semilibral uncia, dolphins at keel, 215-212 BC, Rome mint

Roman Republic Æ Semis(18.688g, 30mm). Anonymous post-semilibral series, 215-212 BC. Rome mint. Laureate head of Saturn right, S behind/Prow of galley right, S above, ROMA below. Russo p. 140, 2 and pl. 16, 10 (same dies); McCabe Anonymous A1.Sm.2; cf. Crawford 41/6e; Sydenham -; Russo RBW 123-124.

Very Rare

Privately purchased from FORVM Ancient Coins, November 2015, ex Andrew McCabe collection

A type that was once extremely rare(thought to be unique by Crawford!) and though it has become less rare in recent years, still a fairly rare type as far as struck prow bronzes go. This example is lightweight for the type at ~18 grams, likely due to being overstruck, but is a die match to other known specimens. Generally a coin this worn would be passed over by me, but its rarity wouldn't allow me to let it go. This bronze comes from a series that included both struck and cast semises and represents an interesting point in the evolution of Republican bronze coinage in the Second Punic War.

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