OCTAVIAN, naming Julius Caesar, AE heavy dupondius. Italy, 38 BC. DIVOS JULIUS in wreath.

Ancient Coins - OCTAVIAN, naming Julius Caesar, AE heavy dupondius. Italy, 38 BC. DIVOS JULIUS in wreath.
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OCTAVIAN AE dupondius. Southern Italian mint, 38 BC. CAESAR DIVI F, bare & slightly bearded head right, no star in field. Reverse - DIVOS IVLIVS, two lines within wreath. RPC 621, RCV 1569/1570. 30mm, 12.5g
 
Interestingly, all of the scratches on this specimen are 'adjustment scratches' associated with the provincial flan production process used at this mint, and other like contemporary Nemausus. This process is thought to have 'blanked' the flan prior to striking. Inconsistent weights associated with these provincial types probably denote previously circulating coins being blanked and then re-struck in this fashion.
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