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1 Triens Octopus series

Features

Country Uncertain Italian mint (Octopus series)
(Central Italy)
Period Anonymous (circa 301-201 BC)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 301 BC - 201 BC
Value 1 Triens = 1/3 As (1/3)
Currency As (circa 301-201 BC)
Composition Bronze
Weight 110.45 g
Shape Round (Irregular)
Demonetized Yes
References ICC# 264,
Italian Cast Coinage
by Italo Vecchi
(London, 2013)
HN Italy# 361,
Historia Numorum, Italy
by N. K. Rutter
(London, 2001)
Haeberlin# p. 159,
Aes Grave; Das Schwergeld Rom und Mittelitaliens
by E. J. Haeberlin
(Frankfurt, 1910)
Thurlow-Ve# 200,
Italian Cast Coinage
by Bradbury Thurlow & Italo Vecchi
(Dorchester, 1979)
Syd# 104
Aes Grave: a Study of the Cast Coinages of Rome and Central Italy
by Edward A. Sydenham
(London, 1926)

Obverse

Eagle turned left while facing right surrounded by four dots.

Reverse

Octopus surrounded by four dots.

Edge

Smooth.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (301 BC - 201 BC) 

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