HP Heavy Cast Bronze Coinage Collection. I hope that when my heirs sell / donate my collection it will deserve a fancy name too. Highlights of the auction included a Herringbone / dolphin cast bar, a 2 As coin of the Romma / Wheel series and a Hercules / horse head As that sold for 18M GBP. At times the bidding was too fast for my bid to make it through the system before the price changed. I picked up two nice coins and will show them when they make it to Texas. I also won what the auctioneer called the "bargain of the auction". It is a Beetle / Flower semuncia that hammered for a whopping 40 GBP. Cast Semuncia Beetle / 4 Petal Flower; Central Italy, ICC 318 Unknown mint in Central Italy, Cast AE Semuncia, 3rd century BC Obv - Beetle, three identifications for this coin are: Scarab, Beetle and Acorn Rev - Sunburst of four rays. Based on the pictures below from Haeberlin, I think the reverse is a 4 petal flower. aVF, irregular shape, features worn, but mostly there. Brown-green tone. Very rare. 11 grams = 264 gram equivalent As 23 mm 12 H, seller said 2 as did several other vendors. This cast coin is like several others in that I do not know what the maker of the coin intended to be “up”. BMCG Italy pg 60 shows 3 similar coins #40 & #41 – Scarab / 4 leaved flower #42 – acorn / 4 leaved flowerHNItaly 397; beetle / star of 4 rays; notes this coin is probably related to BMCG-I 60.42 ICC 318, wt range 8.0 – 20.4 grams TV 235, 252 – Vecchi identifies the obv as Beetle or acorn and the rev as 4 leaf flower Syd AG 116 Haeberlin pg 171, 1 – 28; pl 69, 12 – 14 Obv: Kafer von oben gesehen - Beetle seen from above Rev: vierblattrige blume - four-petalled flower Average Wt of 22 examples = 12.87 grams = 308.88 gram eq asNot in: Garrucci; Historia NVMORVM by B Head; Crawford; Grueber; Kircheriano Head noted there many small cast coins that he and others have not identified: Uncertian Aes Grave – There are, in addition to the above-mentioned bronze coins chiefly of Central Italy, many other similar pieces described and engraved by Garrucci, the attribution of which to special districts is not yet proved. There were plenty of other interesting coins. If you won one, let us know.