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001.2 Aes Rude
Roman Republic. c. 5th-3rd C. BC. Found turn of the century excavations around Mt. Ingino, Gubbio, Umbria.
(19.37 grams. 21x20x7 mm). Thurlow and Vecchi, plate #2, discussed page 15. Ex Warren Esty.

Aes rude means rough bronze, and prior to the use of actual coins, these bronze bars were traded by weight on the Italian peninsula. The rude bars were eventually given markings (Aes Signa).
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Steve E  [Jul 07, 2011 at 06:53 PM]
Very interesting! I need to find one of these with a nice sharp "Aes Signa"
Paddy  [Jul 22, 2013 at 06:17 PM]
This is one type of coinage I would really like to own! The historical value is just off the charts!