Class E, Group Ib Plated Imitations, Near-Roman Style Page 1
Ne1*. Types of C. Cassius, after 126 BC; cf. Cr-266/1, 3.38g. Both sides very slightly stylized; ROMA retrograde, otherwise correct reverse legend.
Ne2*. Types of L. Calpurnius Piso Frugi, after 90 BC; cf. Cr-340/1, 2.61g. Both sides somewhat stylized, the obverse more so; very slightly blundered reverse legend.
Ne3. Obverse type of L. Thorius Balbus, reverse type of L. Papius, after 79 BC; cf. Cr-316/1 (O) and 384/1 R, 2.44g. Both sides somewhat stylized, with unusually crisp devices; obverse legend slightly blundered, reverse legend accurate. Core visible on obverse and on broken edge. Cf. Banti-4 for another example from these dies, in the Museo di Torino. Its weight, 3.14g, implies it also is plated.
Ne4. Types of C. Piso L. Frugi, after 67 BC; cf. Cr-480/1b, cf. Hersh 339; 2.83g. Apollo head in near-official style, degraded symbol behind; horseman in slightly sketchy style, degraded symbol above, slightly degraded legend below.
Ne5. Obverse type of L. Acilius Glabrio, reverse type of Q. Cassius Longinus, after 49 BC; cf. Cr-442/1a (O) and 428 (R), 3.17g. Both sides stylized, the reverse more so; accurate legends. Core visible on edge.
Ne6. Types of P. Clodius Turrinus, after 42 BC; cf. Cr-494/23, 2.09g. Both sides slightly stylized; slightly blundered reverse legend. Core visible on both sides.
Ne7. Types of Augustus, after 32 BC; cf. RIC-257, 3.11g. Both sides slightly stylized; slightly blundered reverse legend. Core visible on both sides.
Ne8. Obverse type of restored issue of M. Caecillius Metellus, reverse type of Lucius Appuleius Saturninus, after 82 BC; cf. Cr-369/1 (O) and Cr-317/3b (R), 2.70g. Both sides slightly stylized; accurate, slightly crude legends, reverse partially legend mis-struck.
Ne9. Types of P. Clodius Turrinus, after 42 BC; cf. Cr-494/23, 2.64g. Both sides very slightly stylized; correct, slightly crude reverse legend. Core visible through small breaks on both sides and two tiny bankers' marks on reverse. It's interesting that this coin remained in circulation despite being tested for fineness. (For further discussion of this coin, see my Celator column reprinted here.)
Ne10. Types of C. Naevius Balbus, after 79 BC; cf. Cr-382/1, 3.39g, serrate. Both sides slightly stylized; crude SC on obverse; accurate, slightly crude legend in exurgue of reverse, meaningless control above horses. The obverse bears a striking stylistic resemblance to C.13, apparently a coincidence.
Ne11+. Obverse type of C. Naevius Balbus, reverse type of Q. Antonius Balbus, after 79 BC; cf. Cr-382/1 (O) and 364/1 (R), 3.74g, SG 8.788. Both sides stylized, the reverse more so; retrograde S in SC; blundered, recognizable reverse legend. Same obverse die as preceding coin; in fact, were that not the case, I would never have suspected that this piece was not good silver.
Ne12+. Obverse type of L. Procilius, reverse type of P. Licinius Crassus, after 55 BC; cf. Cr-379/2 (O) and 430/1 (R), 3.21g. Both sides somewhat stylized, reverse more so; slightly crude SC on obverse; slightly blundered, largely correct reverse legend, but [CR]ASSVS counterclockwise.