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Collection Roman Collection
Catalog Number 2015.7.4
Object Name Coin
Description Roman Republic coin, copper, AE as. Unknown minter, c. 187-155 B.C.E. Laureate head of Janus, on obverse with no inscription. On reverse, a ship prow faces right with the inscription "ROMA" (Too faded to discern) in the exergum. Reverse inscription based on Sear reference; images and inscription faded and difficult to decipher.

Date range: c. 187-155 B.C.E.

Reference: David Sear, "Roman Coins and Their Values" , London 2000 (Vol I), pgs 189-206 (Chapter on Post-Reform As). Because the coin is so heaviliy faded, I'm unable to discern which particular one it is. Therefore, I've given the page range that list the appraisal values.
Title Janus
Date 187-155 BCE
Material Copper
Dimensions Dia-1.25 inches
Credit line Gift of Arthur G. and Roswitha Haas
Subjects Roman Republic
Antiquities
Ancient Rome