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    - ID: 115

    Submitter: IBSCCs Admin

    Added: 1997-11-10

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

    Aes signatum.
    Av.: Trident.
    Rv.: Caduceus,
    1415 g. 188 x 86 mm.

    Ref.: Vecchi AS 23.

    BoC.: 18/1, 1993, p.8f.

    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.