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View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Roman Republic| > |before 150 B.C.| > AS86901Roman 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.
AS86901. Cast bronze Aes Formatum, cf. Haeberlin p. 4, pl. 2.7; fragment; weight 98.638g, maximum length 50.7mm, Italian mint, 4th century B.C.; obverse convex obverse, with considerable wear after breaking; reverse flat reverse; very rare; $125.00
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