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HN Italy 0152, Double-Denarius or 20 Asses, Etruria Populonia, Gorgoneion Blank 8g25 AM#0644-83, rare Etruscan issue | by Ahala
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HN Italy 0152, Double-Denarius or 20 Asses, Etruria Populonia, Gorgoneion Blank 8g25 AM#0644-83, rare Etruscan issue

20 As. 220BC. 8.25grams. Populonia mint. **. Crawford IT/152 Populonia. Obverse: Gorgoneion. Reverse: blank. Scarce.

Gorgon on obverse with a value mark XX. This has long been speculated to reflect the Roman denarius value system and date from 210-215BC. Rutter argues it dates much earlier, whilst Vecchi argues for a denarius era dating.

 

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Taken on October 16, 2006