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    - ID: 116

    Submitter: IBSCCs Admin

    Added: 1997-11-10

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

    Aes signatum, fragment.
    Av.: Anchor.
    Rv.: Tripod,
    853 g. c. 96 x 87 mm.

    Ref.: Vecchi AS 22.

    BoC.: 18/1, 1993, p.5.

    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.