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Crawford 193/1, ROMAN REPUBLIC, TVRD Series, AE As
Rome, The Republic.
C. Papirius Turdus, 169-158 BCE.
AE As (28.69g; 34mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Laureate Janus head; I (mark-of-value) above.

Reverse: Ships prow facing right; TVRD above; I (mark-of-value) to right; ROMA below.

References: Crawford 193/1; Sydenham 366; BMCRR 796; Banti 1/3 (this coin illustrated).

Provenance: Ex Numismatica Ars Classica Spring 2020 Auction (25 May 2020) Lot 386; Kunst und Munzen Auction 18 (1-3 Jun 1978) Lot 174.

We know from Ciceros letters that the Turdii were a plebeian branch of the Papiria gens. Crawford thought the moneyer might be the son of C. Papirius Turdus, who was tribune in 177 BCE. The moneyer produced no known silver coins.
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Jay GT4  [Jul 13, 2020 at 11:08 PM]
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