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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Roman Republic| > |99-50 B.C.| > RR14422
Roman Republic, Ancient Forgery, 79 - c. 50 B.C.
|99-50| |B.C.|, |Roman| |Republic,| |Ancient| |Forgery,| |79| |-| |c.| |50| |B.C.|, This ancient forgery combines the denarius obverse of Q. Antonius Balbus, 83 B.C., with the denarius reverse of L. Papius, 79 B.C. Such mistakes are a clear indication that the forger had many dies and could easily forget the right combinations.
RR14422. Ancient counterfeit serratus, cf. official SRCV I 279 (obv) and SRCV 311 (rev), VF, illegal mint, weight 2.363g, maximum diameter 19.2mm, die axis 315o, 79 - c. 50 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Jupiter right, S C behind; reverse L PAPIS, griffin leaping right, wreath below; holed and filled by encrustations; SOLD

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