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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Cr. 191/3 "VAL"/Valeria series Æ triens, 169-158 BC

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Roman Republic Æ Triens(21mm, 7.29g), "VAL" series(Valerius?), 169-158 BC. Helmeted head of Minerva right; above, •••• / Prow right with peaked deck structure; VAL monogram above; •••• before; ROMA below. Crawford 191/3; Sydenham 356b; Babelon Valeria 3; Russo RBW 818.

Very rare.

This coin was sold attributed as a "BAL" triens but I was quite certain when I saw it that there was no evidence of a B. The left side of the "V" in VAL is very faint, however this triens is a reverse(and possibly obverse) die match to at least two others I have found, one of which has a very clear "VAL", so the attribution is correct.