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I am quite shocked as I won one of the great rarities of early Roman Republican bronze coinage today at a shockingly low price at H.D Rauch. Looks like Roma's auction stole the spotlight, so the coin went under the radar of most big early Roman Republican collectors it seems.

This means I can cross this type of my bucket list, the Dioscuri on horseback on bronze is such a cool thing to have.

The coin is the rarest denomination of a very rare series minted at Luceria in Apulia with only three specimens recorded in museums, and two specimens previously recorded at auction - making this the sixth known and a contender for finest of them all, the few specimens that exist are all in pretty rough shape.

 

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Roman Republic. Circa 211-209 BC. Æ Quincunx (14.58 g). Luceria in Apulia mint.

Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo right; L behind.

Reverse: Dioscuri riding right; ROMA below horses; ••••• in exergue.

References: Crawford 97/11, McCabe L4.3 - Series L4 - Luceria City Mint - Light Series.

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Congrats @Michael Stolt!  Well done. Yours is a fantastic example!  I really like this Denom:

I have the Quincunx... Five Unciae, or 5/12th of an As... another odd denomination.


Roman Republic

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RR Anon 210 BCEAE 23 Quincunx 6.96g Apollo P behind Dioscuri Luceria 5 pellets Cr 99-4 Syd 309 S 910 Very Rare


Luceria
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Apulia Luceria AE Quincunx 26mm 14.75g- Spoked Wheel 250-217 BCE Athena-Wheel Grose 443 HN Italy 678 SNG ANS 699


Frentani

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Larinum (Frentani), ca. 210-175 BC, bronze quincunx, 22mm, 9.80g
Obverse:
 Head of Mars (or Athena, per Sear) in crested Corinthian helmet r.
Reverse: Horseman galloping l., holding spear and shield decorated with thunderbolt, LADINOD below, 5 pellets (denom.) in ex.
Reference: NH Italy 625, Campania 4a, Morcom 64, BMC 2
Grading: F , minor porosity, brown patina, very scarce
Comment: Ex - Colin Pitchfork collection. Ex - Spink America auction (NY, Dec. 6-7 1999, lot 400 - part of). From a private collection formed by a pair of Polish brothers and sold in New York.
Ex: Rudnck Numismatics


Apulia

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Teate Apulia 225-220 BCE AE Quincunx 12.5g 26.5mm Athena R Corinthn helmet - TIATI owl K 5 pellets - BMC HN Italy 702a SNG Cop 689 var Rare

 

 

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18 minutes ago, Alegandron said:

Congrats @Michael Stolt!  Well done. Yours is a fantastic example!  I really like this Denom:

I have the Quincunx... Five Unciae, or 5/12th of an As... another odd denomination.


Roman Republic

[IMG]
RR Anon 210 BCEAE 23 Quincunx 6.96g Apollo P behind Dioscuri Luceria 5 pellets Cr 99-4 Syd 309 S 910 Very Rare


Luceria
[IMG]
Apulia Luceria AE Quincunx 26mm 14.75g- Spoked Wheel 250-217 BCE Athena-Wheel Grose 443 HN Italy 678 SNG ANS 699


Frentani

[IMG]
Larinum (Frentani), ca. 210-175 BC, bronze quincunx, 22mm, 9.80g
Obverse:
 Head of Mars (or Athena, per Sear) in crested Corinthian helmet r.
Reverse: Horseman galloping l., holding spear and shield decorated with thunderbolt, LADINOD below, 5 pellets (denom.) in ex.
Reference: NH Italy 625, Campania 4a, Morcom 64, BMC 2
Grading: F , minor porosity, brown patina, very scarce
Comment: Ex - Colin Pitchfork collection. Ex - Spink America auction (NY, Dec. 6-7 1999, lot 400 - part of). From a private collection formed by a pair of Polish brothers and sold in New York.
Ex: Rudnck Numismatics


Apulia

[IMG]
Teate Apulia 225-220 BCE AE Quincunx 12.5g 26.5mm Athena R Corinthn helmet - TIATI owl K 5 pellets - BMC HN Italy 702a SNG Cop 689 var Rare

 

 

Thank you very much! 

Some very nice coins you have there yourself, thanks for sharing.

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