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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This album covers much of the Second Punic War, including the earliest denarius system coins, the quadrigatus coinage, the weight reductions of the bronze, and ultimately the standardization that shook out by the end of the war and the many experiments to Romans did along the way. This is a period of great change in the Roman economy and overall in Rome's sphere of influence and the fielding of numerous massive armies across multiple simultaneous warfronts required significant amounts of coinage in bronze, silver and gold issued by a number of mints. At some point I may break this album up but I think it striking to look at the period as a whole and how Rome's relationship with the institution of coinage changed from the earliest days of the war through its conclusion.