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Forged Silver denarius of Julius Caesar as Dictator "Elephant" RRC 443/1*

Category: Roman Republican Coins
CC Forgery ID: 30000008

Method: High quality struck forgery before artifitial ageing. Sometimes marked on the rim "COPY" and sold as such.

Julius Caesar, Dictator of Rome 49-44 BC Silver Denarius. 3.67 g.
Obv: no legend - Simpulum, sprinkler, axe and apex.
Rev: no legend - Elephant walking right, trampling dragon (brontosaurus-neck from about halfway up)
Exe: CAESAR
Italy mint: 49 BC = M. Crawford Vol. I, p. 461, 443/1, Vol. II, Pl. LII, 22; D. Sear I, p. 268, 1399 (VF $176, XF $440)

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Note: *All prices and catalog references (RIC, Cohen, etc.) are for the real issue.


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