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An anonymous Roman Republican bronze semis showing Saturn and a galley. Coin Type: Bronze anonymous semis, Roman Republic.
Mint and Date: Rome, 135-125 BCE.
Size and Weight: 20mm x 23mm, 7.88g
Obverse: Laureate head of bearded Saturn right, S behind.
Reverse: Prow of galley right, S above.
ROMA below.
Provenance: budgies-beak (eBay), June 2009
Ref: RCV (2000) &mdash
BW Ref: 058 041 140
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Note: This coin is not in RCV, but the weight is consistent with Sear's no. 887 which has the S before the prow ("about 8 grams") so I have attributed it to the same date range. It has also been suggested that it might be a contemporary imitation of an earlier type from a local mint in Spain, of particularly good style.

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