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View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Roman Republic| > |before 150 B.C.| > RR86151Roman Republic, Fragment of an Aes Formatum Large Domed Disc Ingot, 4th Century B.C. Called aes formatum by Haeberlin, this very rare bronze currency was a precursor to the issues of aes grave but later than aes rude. Presumably, molten bronze-iron alloy was poured into a shallow hole in the dirt. This left a disc-shaped metal mound with a flat reverse. Broken examples like this one are much more common than complete ones.
RR86151. Cast bronze Aes Formatum, cf. Haeberlin p. 4, pl. 2.7; fragment, Italian mint, weight 199.40g, maximum diameter 66.1mm, 4th century B.C.; obverse convex obverse; reverse flat reverse; rare; $160.00
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