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73/1 #0938-43 Dolabella Roma Dioscuri Denarius

Denarius. 214-210BC. 4.31grams. Sicily mint. Anonymous. Crawford 073/01 dolabella. Obverse: hd Roma r. Reverse: Dioscuri r, pick-axe. Extremely Rare.

Nicer example of the rare, dolabella type - pick-axe carried by legionaries. This type of axe is known as an adze in modern times. 19th century provenance ex Frederick Hastings Rindge (1857—1905) an American businessman, philanthropist, and writer. There is additional discussion about this coin on andrewmccabe.ancients.info/Auctions.html

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Taken on April 1, 2009