Roman Republic. Lot of 3 Proto-currencies,, 8th-4th century BC

Description
Roman Republic. Lot of 3 Proto-currencies,, 8th-4th century BC
As cast

ANCIENT COINS
Roman Republic
Central Italy, uncertain mints
8th - 4th Century BC

Group of 3 different Proto-currencies.

1. Aes formatum-discus (bar). Fragmented in ancient time.
L= 59 mm; H= 39 mm, B= 10 mm, W=95.48 g.
Rare shape and in this condition.

2. Aes Rude - irregular cast ingot (bar).
59 mm x 43 mm x 15 mm, W= 110.60 g.

3. Aes formatum - Rectangular shaped ingot (bar).
50 mm x 40 mm x 7, W= 76.13 g.
Extremely rare shape and in this condition.
Rare shape and in this condition.


All 3 objects have green patina.

Proto-currency in ancient Italy came prior to struck coins. These bronze currencies were a precursor to Aes Grave issues but followed the Aes Rude issues.

It is possible that optic of a camera shows a different impression of an object’s color or patina.

Only for EC marketplace.LXXIII

Lot details
Culture/region
Roman Republic
Denomination
Lot of 3 Proto-currencies,
Year/Period and Variation
8th-4th century BC
Condition
As cast
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