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Nerva, 18 September 96 - 25 January 98 A.D., Ancient Counterfeit
Small bumps are often found on fouree denarii. They are normally about 2-3 mm in diameter, sometimes open revealing rich copper salts or, after cleaning, the copper core. These bumps are created by chemical reactions ocurring in between the copper core and the silver plate. The bump on this coin is by far the largest we have seen.
RS32178. Fouree silver plated denarius, cf. RIC II 20, RSC II 134, BMCRE III 48 (official, Rome mint), F, illegal mint, weight 3.019g, maximum diameter 17.1mm, die axis 270o
, after 97 A.D.; obverse IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III P P, laureate head right; reverse SALVS PVBLICA (health of the public), Salus seated left, heads of grain in right, left elbow on throne; SOLD
Catalog current as of Wednesday, August 21, 2019.
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