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    - ID: 117

    Submitter: IBSCCs Admin

    Added: 1997-11-10

    ROMAN REPUBLIC.
    Cast coinage from the first part of the third century B.C.

    Aes signatum.
    Av.: Elephant.
    Rv.: Sow,
    1246 g. 148 x 87 mm.

    Ref.: Vecchi AS 21.

    BoC.: 18/1, 1993, p.6f.

    FAKE – This counterfeit is (of course) cast. It has a sharp lateral edge, like seams and an artificial brownish patina. Compared to genuine pieces it is somewaht shrunken in dimensions, they are too light and too “plump” in feel.