RRC 443/1 Just didn’t want to lose the reference to this article I do like an apex (earlier posts) and I’ve argued that the Minucius coins show a pontifex maximus who is chiefly identified by a knife and patera (no apex) (article).
I cannot think of one off-hand, but I’d love to hear ideas. This ANS specimen got me thinking: And that led me to the thoughts of Carroccio in SNR 85 (2006) 220: Curiouser and Curiouser. Update 7/11/2018: Hispani specimen: AND then these odd coins from Melita (Malta) with a Punic inscription which I think are… Continue reading A context for the Apex on Sicilian Coinage?
I started by trying to caption RRC 59/5. And then I went an reread an old post of mine on Dolabella ‘ s as moneyers or possible moneyers. And that got me worried about the dating of both RRC 73 and RRC 59 given the redating by Russo of RRC 81. RRC 73 isn’t in… Continue reading Worrying at Dolbras
key words: Aes Grave, Priestly Instruments, Sacrificial Instruments, apex, priestly implements, sacrificial implements. This is a drawing of BM G.2607 which is not photographed in the online database. I feel I’ve already posted about this but can’t find that post so am throwing this up again. The object on right is not a crescent it… Continue reading Early Knife, Patera, and Axe on Heavy Bronze