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Aes Grave Issues
289 -213 bc
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Aes Signatum

Cast Bronze As

The cast bronze coinage replaced the Aes Signatum ingots (1.6 kg) in 289 bc. The original standard As of 320 to 330 g began to decline in weight due to devaluations after 269 b.c., caused by the demands of the Pyrrhic and Punic wars; at the height of the Second Punic War, the As declined to about 40 g (the Sextantal standard). In 213 b.c. the cast coinage was abandoned for struck coinage based on a silver denarius.

R0044* 1713 Aes Grave Triens of Tuder, Umbria
Obv. --
Hand in cestus; 4 pellets around
Two clubs
Sear 0044v; Thurlow-Vecchi 165; Haeberlin pl. 81, 15-17. Rare
Obverse scratch, casting voids in legend
Otherwise VF, with a nice patina.

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