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432, Lot: 225. Estimate $150.
Sold for $140. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Anonymous. 189-180 BC. Æ Triens (20.5mm, 8.70 g, 3h). Rome mint. Helmeted head of Minerva right; •••• (mark of value) above / Prow of galley right; [R]OMA above; •••• (mark of value) below. Crawford 141/4 var. (bird on T); Sydenham 346b var. (same); RBW 622 var. (same). VF, dark brown surfaces, some roughness.

From the Andrew McCabe Collection. Ex English Amateur Scholar Collection (via trade), originally purchased by him in May 1988, with his ticket.

See my note for the prior Wren and TOD triens, this anonymous triens is stylistically an early second century type, from my McCabe Group J2 and as such, there is no RRC number – RRC having no specific anonymous types listed between the Second Punic War RRC 56 types and the mid second century RRC 197-198B types. [Andrew McCabe]