RR     21-20 mm.  4:30.  3.74 grams.

118 BC.  Porcia 8.  L. Licinius Crassus (Cr 282/5)
Serrate core of a silver-plated counterfeit, with all the silvering gone.
     Roma head right, L PORCI - LICI (counterclockwise from 5:00)
    /bearded warrior in biga, holding spear and carnyx and shield, L LIC CN DOM
Tacitus comments on the "native" preference for serrat bigtique. The notches were intended to serve as pre-made test cuts.
This coin proves that serrations were not a guarantee against plated counterfeits.

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