Currency bar Letter


Country Tarquinii
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 280 BC - 260 BC
Value Currency bar
Currency Currency bar (circa 280-260 BC)
Composition Bronze
Diameter 56 mm
Shape 4-sided
Demonetized Yes
References ICC# 118,
Italian Cast Coinage
by Italo Vecchi
(London, 2013)
HN Italy# 214,
Historia Numorum, Italy
by N. K. Rutter
(London, 2001)
Catalli# pl. 79,
Monete Etrusche (2nd edition)
by Fiorenzo Catalli
(Rome, 1998)
Haeberlin# p. 23,
Aes Grave; Das Schwergeld Rom und Mittelitaliens
by E. J. Haeberlin
(Frankfurt, 1910)
Thurlow-Ve# AS9
Italian Cast Coinage
by Bradbury Thurlow & Italo Vecchi
(Dorchester, 1979)


Letter with three horizontal lines above.

Lettering: A


Letter with three horizontal lines above.

Lettering: A




Currency bars were used to weigh bronze transactions, rather than count them. As such, currency bars could be cut to the proper weight to pay for something. With that being said, the weight and length of these pieces will vary greatly. Reported weights for this type are from 201-601 grams.

The 56 millimetres is the reported width of the examle in the British Museum, museum number 1874,0714.108.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (280 BC - 260 BC) 

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