Coins 116

Aes formatum. Cocoon-shaped AE solid cast Aes Formatum, Central Italy, 6th-4th centuries BC. Unlisted in the standard references and apparently unpublished; Vecchi ICC- (cf."Bronze objects found with Aes Rude and early currency bars in Central Italy", p. 76 and pl. 90). AE. g. 51.91 mm. 48.00 RRRR. Untouched earthen emerald-green patina. Good VF. For the depiction of a cocoon on a cast Uncia cf. Vecchi ICC 312.

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