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I purchased a coin listed as "ANCIENT ROME, REPUBLIC PERIOD: Bronze Coin".

I believe it to be; an anonymous Sextans, 217-215 B.C., AE20mm., 4.02gm.

Obv: Head of Mercury right, wearing winged petasos. Two pellets above.

Rev: Prow of galley right, ROMA above, two pellets below.

Ref: Crawford 38/5; Sydenham 85; BMCRR 59; Sear 610.

(Let us see your Sextans')

 

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Absolutely, but I don't think the OP coin is 38/5 as the sextans should be ~28 g for that group.

I also have one where I am not sure about the catalogue attribution

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Anonymous 215-212 BC. Rome

Sextans Æ

29 mm, 16,32 g

Head of Mercury right, wearing winged petasus; •• (mark of value) above / Prow of galley right; •• (mark of value) below. Crawford 41/9; Sydenham 107; BMCRR 72.

 

This was the closest attribution I could find but I am not sure at all.

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12 hours ago, Topcat7 said:

I purchased a coin listed as "ANCIENT ROME, REPUBLIC PERIOD: Bronze Coin".

I believe it to be; an anonymous Sextans, 217-215 B.C., AE20mm., 4.02gm.

Obv: Head of Mercury right, wearing winged petasos. Two pellets above.

Rev: Prow of galley right, ROMA above, two pellets below.

Ref: Crawford 38/5; Sydenham 85; BMCRR 59; Sear 610.

 

Magical Snap - 2022.11.28 17.36 - 109.jpg

This is actually a corn-ear/wheat ear(above prow) KA(to right of prow) series sextans from Sicily, Crawford 69/6a. These are often worn and/or badly struck and even overstruck which really makes a mess of them, but the style is quite distinct.

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