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RIC 489 var

A GEM in the rough!

RIC 489 var
RIC 489 var

AE As (30mm, 11.85g, 6h). Rome mint, struck 86, interstitial issue.

 

IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GEM COS XII CENS PER P P, head laureate right, with aegis; IOVI CONSERV, Jupiter standing left, with thunderbolt and scepter, S C in field.

 

RIC 489 var, obverse inscription GEM.                                                                                               

 

Ex Savoca.

Another case of curing bronze disease.  What a plague that is, either turns the coin into a heap of green dust or else it comes out looking like this after treatment!  Oops, back in treatment!  What a nightmare!