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Cr. 42/1 "grain-ear" quadrigatus, 214-212 BC, Sicily

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Roman Republic AR didrachm or Quadrigatus(6.74g), grain-ear(corn-ear) series, 214-212 BC, Sicilian mint. Laureate, Janiform head of Dioscuri. Border of dots / Jupiter in quadriga right, driven by Victory - Jupiter holds sceptre in left hand and hurls thunderbolt with right hand; below, grain-ear; in linear frame, ROMA. Line border. Crawford 42/1; BMCRR Romano-Campanian 108; Hersh 17b(this coin), dies O12/R11.

Purchased from Martina Dieterle, 3 November 2021, ex Numismatica Ars Classica Auction 52, 7th October 2009, lot 768, RBW Collection(though not noted), ex Münzen und Medaillen fixed price list 491, August 1986, lot 31

This coin sold in NAC 52 with no provenance listed, however Charles Hersh's study of this issue, "A Sicilian quadrigatus mint: the issue with a wheat ear control-mark" in Essays Carson-Jenkins lists a coin of these dies and this weight as "R. Witschonke Collection = Münzen und Medaillen Fixed Price List 491, 31 (8-86)" and this is that coin. Basically everyone who collects Roman Republic coinage knows of the NAC 61 and 63 "RBW" sales, and while those sales contained the bulk of the collection, he did apparently consign duplicates such as this to earlier NAC sales.

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