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Roman Imitatives



Ruler(s)/ Period: Galerius, Licinius, Maximianus, Maximus, Constantine.
Description: Counterfeiter's Mold. Part of a mold for casting coins, impressed on each side with an Alexandria mint reverse type:
Date of Issue: c. 308-311 AD
Reverse#1: Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia; "GENIO IMP-ERATORIS" KB/P//ALE
Reverse#2: Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia; "GENIO IMP-ERATORIS" KΔ/P//ALE
Reference: RIC VI Alexandria 101-108
Weight: 4.8 gms
Diameter: 30 mm

Comment

The two reverses would have been tied up with two obverse molds, possibly with a number of pairs in one 'sandwich'.

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