antwerpen2306 Posted May 30, 2022 · Member Share Posted May 30, 2022 The first denarius is Crawford 199/1a. This is the coin, known by Crawford. Interesting is here the inscription on the reverse : SAR under the two horses, the S beginning next the leg. The second denarius is the same reference number, but the reverse is different : the inscription SAR is more at right and before there is a C partially erased. The moneyer is perhaps Sextus Atilius Saranus (Serranus), consul in BC 136. Probably a mistake of a careful engraver who was used to engrave C.SCR, as the third denarius, Crawford 201/1. The moneyer here is C. Scribonius. From this second denarius are only 5 examples known, four cited in the work of Pierlugi Debernardi, 'Varianti di conio utili per la catalogazione dei denari repubblicani' and all four from the same die, this coin = d item. This variant is unknown to Crawford, because not in museum collections of hoards. He dates the Atilius coin in BC 155 and the Scribonius coin a year later, in BC 154. Maybe we have to change the date of the two coins. albert ps : I had problems with the images, is there a manual ? 8 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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