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RPC-1703 #0622-30 Thrace Rhaescuporis Brutus King Kotys Trophy As | by Ahala
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RPC-1703 #0622-30 Thrace Rhaescuporis Brutus King Kotys Trophy As

Semis. 42BC. 2.95grams. Thrace mint. Brutus. Crawford RPC/1703 Thrace Rhaescuporis Brutus. Obverse: hd Kotys II r. Reverse: trophy cf. Cr.505/5. Scarce.

The reverse of this bronze is a copy of Brutus' extremely rare Cr.505/4/5 issue, and shows a typical military trophy, with spears and a Gallic shield. Brutus' supporter, king Rhaescuporis of Thrace is on the obverse and this was probably a small change issue in the camp of Brutus' Thracian mercenaries. The trophy might be an actual copy of one available in the camp. This coin is discussed on andrewmccabe.ancients.info/Studies.html

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Taken on October 16, 2006