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    Bruttium. Brettian League, 215-205 B.C. AE (copper alloy) 20. Laureate head right of Zeus/Warrior advancing right, holding spear and shield; owl in lower right field. Scheu 44, SNG ANS 106. EF40 ICG, even brown patina.
    Few Greek bronzes have today a known denomination, nor is it known what their effective worth was in ancient times, relative to the silver standard. In general, the later the bronze, the easier to establish a relationship, and in this case, this denomination probably served as a reduced-weight uncia. Most Greek bronzes, as well as Roman provincial aes, are usually catalogued by their diameter measured in millimeters. This is properly described by holding the coin's obverse facing, and measuring with a micrometer from 9 o'clock to 3 o'clock; the number of millimeters follows the coin's metal, in this case, AE 20 (a bronze coin of 20 millimeters in diameter).
    From the Collection of Dr. Joseph M. Seventko. (NGC ID# 28YS, Variety PCGS# 100008, Base PCGS# 99962)

    Weight: 16.97 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 3% Silver , 5.33% Copper


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