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Severus Alexander, 13 March 222 - March 235 A.D., Ancient Counterfeit
Spelling error in reverse legend. The penalty for counterfeiting was death. With the naked eye, the silver plate appears complete but under a microscope the copper core is visible in numerous places.
RS13307. Fouree silver plated denarius, cf. RIC IV 178, RSC III 530 (official), gF, illegal mint, weight 3.067g, maximum diameter 19.7mm, die axis 315o
, 222 - 228 A.D.; obverse IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate and draped bust right; reverse SALVS PBLICA
, Salus seated left, patera in right feeding snake coiled around altar; SOLD
Catalog current as of Monday, August 19, 2019.
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