Rome’s First Coin.

NZD $5,000

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AES GRAVE. Anonymous, c. 280  BC.  Leaded-bronze As struck at Rome.

Janus-like double head of the Dioscuri above I.  Rev:   Head of Mercury with winged
petasos above I.

Cr. RRC14.1;  Syd. 8;  Thurlow-Vecchi 1; Historia Numorum Italy 268.

Diameter:  67 mm

Weight:  302 gms

Fine but very rare