Coins of Roman Egypt
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Fantasy Piece
Uncertain denomination, cast from base metal

Diameter: 26 mm  
Weight: 8.54 g Die Axis: 12:00
Warrior wearing Corintihian helmet standing left on mound. Sheild in left hand, right hand raised.

Reverse: Bust of Asklepios right, wearing taenia. Serpent staff before, palm behind. L Ι in right field.

NOTE: An identical piece appeared in CNG mail bid sale XII. Lot 296 from the impressive Wetterstrom collection. That piece was published in Historical Coin Review Vol. XIII No. 2. Spring 1988. The damage to the obverse is the result of being filed down to allow for a tie clip.

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