Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by kazuma78, May 20, 2022.

  1. kazuma78

    kazuma78 Supporter! Supporter

    I picked up this quadrigatus today and look forward to seeing it in person! It's not perfectly centered but I liked that it has nice original skin and probably an old pedigree lurking out there somewhere for it. I'll post better pictures when I get it in hand. Here is my description, if I got the attribution wrong, please correct me:

    Roman Republic, Anonymous AR Didrachm (Quadrigatus). Rome, circa 225-214 BC. Laureate head of Janus / Jupiter, holding sceptre and brandishing thunderbolt, in quadriga driven to right by Victory; ROMA in relief in linear frame below. Crawford 28/3 & Pl. IV 1-5; Sydenham 64c; RSC 23; RBW 68. 6.88 grams.
    Extremely Fine; nice cabinet toning with iridescent highlights. NGC CH AU star 5/5, 5/5.
    Ex. Jonathan K. Kern Collection
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  3. ArtDeco

    ArtDeco Active Member

    Absolutely stunning. Excellent rare piece.
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  4. kazuma78

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    Thank you! Been a type on my list for awhile so I'm glad to pick one up.
  5. Mr.MonkeySwag96

    Mr.MonkeySwag96 Well-Known Member

    Beautiful style on the Janus portrait. It’s my dream to someday own a decent example of a Quadrigatus or the other Roman Didrachm types.
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  6. kazuma78

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    Thanks! I hope you are able to pick one up someday foe your collection! Sometimes they can be reasonable, it just takes a lot of patience.
  7. kevin McGonigal

    kevin McGonigal Well-Known Member

    Museum quality. Nice acquisition and whatever you paid for it, it was a great buy.
  8. kazuma78

    kazuma78 Supporter! Supporter

    Thanks @kevin McGonigal !!
  9. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE

    Gorgeous coin @kazuma78 , CONGRATS!

    They are among my favorites! I collected these three as they reflected the devaluation of silver in the War with Hannibal as he progressively smashed the Roman Legions...

    RR Anon AR Heavy Denarius Quadrigatus Didrachm 225-215 BCE Craw 28-3 Sear 31
    10 Asses = Denarius

    RR Anon AR Heavy Denarius Quadrigatus Didrachm 215-213 Janus Roma Relief tablet S 32 Cr 28-3

    RR 225-214 BCE Anon BILLON Heavy Denarius Quadrigatus-Janus Didrachm Janus-Jupiter gallopng quadriga r 18.2mm 4-1g Cr 28-3 S 33

    And also the HALF-Quadrigatus...

    RR Anon AR Heavy Quinarius / Drachm / Half-Quadrigatus 225-212 BCE 3.1g 18mm Janus Jupiter in Quadriga L Victory ROMA Craw 28-4 Sear 35 SCARCE
    5 Asses = Quinarius

    RR Anon AR Heavy Quinarius / Half-Quadrigatus / Drachm 216-214 BCE Janus ROMA Jupiter Victory Quadriga LEFT Cr 29-4 S 35
  10. kazuma78

    kazuma78 Supporter! Supporter

    Here are the in hand photos, definitely better than the sellers pictures showed.
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