The small things

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Michael Stolt, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. Michael Stolt

    Michael Stolt Well-Known Member

    Even though I haven't collected for long I have found a fondness for Quinarii. These small Republican coins when found in higher grades are just a joy and a marvels to see and hold in hand.

    Today I'm sharing one of the finest known specimens of a Quinarius minted to help finance the efforts during the Social War. Most of you will probably be more familiar with this moneyer's denarius issue, but I find this one just a tad bit more artistic and beautiful, even though I love the high relief busts on the denarii.

    I also went so far as to purchasing the 1986 Sternberg catalogue the coin was included in, no regrets there as the RR section of the sale was mind blowing.

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    L. Piso Frugi. 90 BC. AR Quinarius (14 mm, 2.16 g). Rome mint.

    Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo right, club behind.

    Reverse: Victory advancing right, holding wreath and palm-branch, L PI - SO across fields, FRVGI in exergue.

    Reference: Crawford 340/2e

    Provenance: Naville Numismatics, Auction 42 (22 July 2018), lot 422. Ex Sternberg Auction 18 (20 November 1986), lot 323.

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  3. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    I am sure this should be in the ancient section. Cool coin.
    You can ask the mods for it to be moved if you want. Or I will if that is what you wish.
     
  4. Michael Stolt

    Michael Stolt Well-Known Member

    Yes. Was a bit tired when posting and didn't put it in the right forum. I've reported it so hopefully it will be moved to ancients as soon as a mod sees it.
     
  5. Michael Stolt

    Michael Stolt Well-Known Member

    feel free to move it :)
     
  6. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    It's a beauty!! I grabbed an inexpensive example last year, in part because I didn't have an example of a quinarius.

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  7. Michael Stolt

    Michael Stolt Well-Known Member

    It's a nice specimen you have there TIF. These little ones are so hard to find in higher grades. My first was a very worn one of Galba :)
     
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  8. Ryro

    Ryro Change your thoughts. Change the world. Supporter

    A coin like that has me nit picking the details that are missing. A coin like mine has me grateful for the few details that you can see!
    Jk. That, my friend, is a beautiful show stopper right there.
    Ps, I LOVE quinarii!
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  9. Orfew

    Orfew Supporter! Supporter

    Here is one of my favourites-Cato the Younger. It also has an interesting provenance.

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    M. Porcius Cato. Quinarius Africa 47-46, AR
    ( 13.5mm., 1.94g).
    Obv: Ivy-wreathed head of Liber r.; below, [M·CATO·PR]O·PR. Rev. Rev. Victory seated r., holding patera; in exergue, VICTRIX.
    Babelon Porcia 11. Sydenham 1054. Sear Imperators 47. RBW –. Crawford 462/2.Old cabinet tone, Very Fine.From the E.E. Clain-Stefanelli collection.
    Naville Numismatics Auction 33 Lot 391 July 16, 2017
     
  10. Alegandron

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

    Very nice Quinarius @Michael Stolt !

    I, too, enjoy chasing a few Quinarii:

    REPUBLIC

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    RR Anon after 211 BCE AR Quinarius 2.12g Helmeted hd Roma - Dioscuri riding Cr 68-2b was 44-6 RSC 3 ex Clain-Stefanelli


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    RR AR Quinarius 16mm 1.77g P Sabinus Rome 99 BCE Jupiter r E 3 pellets - P SABINE Q in ex Victory trophy E 3 pellets Cr 331-1


    RR AR Quinarius 89 BCE M Porcius Cato Crawford 342-2. Sear 248.JPG
    RR AR Quinarius 89 BCE M Porcius Cato Crawford 342-2. Sear 248
    (Social War)


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    RR Anon AR Quinarius 211-210 BCE 16mm 2.14g SE Italia mint Roma V ROMA Dioscuri Cr 85-1a SYD 174 RSC33b ex RBW SCARCE


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    RR Cn Lentulus Clodianus 88 BCE AR Quinarius Jupiter Victory crowning trophy QAC S 255 Craw 345-2


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    RR L Calpurnius Piso Frugi AR Quinarius 90 BCE 13 mm 1-93 g 2 h Rome Laureate head of Apollo right uncertain symbol behind Victory advancing right holding wreath and palm Cr 340-2 Calpurnia 13


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    RR Rubrius Dosssenus AR Quinarius 87 BC Neptune Victory alter snake Aesculapius S261 Cr 348-4


    RR Egnatuleius AR Quinarius 97 BC Apollo Victory Trophy Carnyx S 213 Cr 333-1.jpg
    RR Egnatuleius AR Quinarius 97 BC Apollo Victory Trophy Carnyx S 213 Cr 333-1


    RR Quinarius 212-195 BCE 1.8g Luceria mint Anon Craw 098-B1 L VERY RARE.jpg
    RR Quinarius 212-195 BCE 1.8g Luceria mint Anon Craw 098-B1 L VERY RARE


    RR Anon AR Quinarius 211-208 BC Roma Dioscuri S 42 Cr 47-1a.jpg
    RR Anon AR Quinarius 211-208 BC Roma Dioscuri S 42 Cr 47-1a
     
  11. Michael Stolt

    Michael Stolt Well-Known Member

    Thank you very much :)
     
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  12. Michael Stolt

    Michael Stolt Well-Known Member


    Thank you :) You got some nice ones :) The Crawford 348/4 is high on my wishlist :)
     
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