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Austria.

Silver thaler from the Austrian Empire showing on the obverse the head of Empress Maria Theresa and on the reverse the Hapsburg coat of arms.

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France.

Silver 5 franc coin from France showing on the obverse the head of Napoleon and on the reverse 5 FRANCS. Edge inscription reads 'France Dieu Protes.'

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England.

Silver double florin England showing on the obverse the head of Queen Victoria and on the reverse crowned shields with sceptres in the angles.

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England.

Bronze farthing from England showing on the obverse the head of Queen Victoria and on the reverse Britannia seated. This is a bun farthing, so called because of the young head of Queen Victoria with a bun, with a beaded border.

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England.

Silver florin from England showing on the obverse the head of Queen Victoria and on the reverse crowned cruciform shields; thistle, rose, & shamrock in each quarter between trefoil arches.

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Isle of Man.

Bronze farthing from the Isle of Man showing on the obverse the head of Queen Victoria and on the reverse the three-legged Manx triskelion.

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England.

Silver two pence from England showing on the obverse the head of Queen Victoria and on the reverse a 2. Also a brass commemorative token issued upon the marriage of Prince Albert to Queen Victoria. The obverse shows the head of Prince Albert and the reverse the words �BORN AUG 26 1819 MARRIED FEB 10 1840� across the field.

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England.

Silver crown from England showing on the obverse the head of King George IV and on the reverse an image of St. King George slaying the dragon.

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Mexico.

Silver eight reales from Spain (minted in Mexico) with a countermark bust of King George III in an oval in the centre of the head of Charles IV on the obverse. The reverse shows the Spanish coat of arms. These coins were issued by the British mint in response to a massive shortage of coinage and were valued at four shillings and ninepence.

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England.

Gold half guinea showing on the obverse the head of King George III and on the reverse a spade shaped shield.

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England.

Silver coins from England showing on the obverse the head of King George II and on the reverse four crowned shields surrounding a garter star. These appear to be one shilling and two sixpence.

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England.

Silver farthing from England showing on the obverse the head of Charles II and on the reverse Britannia seated.

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England.

Bronze coin weight for the god Unite coin, valued at twenty shillings, or one pound. The obverse shows the head of Charles I and the reverse a crown and XX.

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London.

Silver shilling from London (England) showing on the obverse the bust of Charles I, the king of England, Scotland and Ireland. The reverse shows the British coat of arms.

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Oxford.

Silver sixpence from Oxford (England) showing on the obverse the characters relig : prot leg : and liber : par in three lines across the field along with the date 1643. The reverse shows the head of Charles I.

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Canterbury.

Silver halfgroat from Canterbury (England) showing on the obverse the head of Henry VIII and on the reverse a cross fourche over quartered coat of arms. The coin was minted under the authority of the Church.

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London.

Silver light groat from London (England) showing on the obverse the head of Edward IV and on the reverse a long cross with three pellets in the angles.

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Calais.

Silver groat from Calais (England) showing on the obverse the head of Henry VI and on the reverse a long cross with three pellets in the angles.

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London.

Silver halfgroat from London (England) showing on the obverse the head of Henry V and the reverse a long cross with three pellets in the angles.

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Ireland.

Silver penny from Ireland showing on the obverse the head of Henry III in a triangle and on the reverse a long cross with three pellets in the angles.

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Canterbury.

Silver penny from Canterbury (England) showing on the obverse the head of John and on the reverse a short cross with four pellets in the angles.

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Aquitaine.

Silver denier from Aquitaine (France) showing on the obverse a cross with RICARDVS REX and on the reverse PICTAVIENSIS in three lines across the field.

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Northampton.

Silver penny from England showing on the obverse the head of Henry II and on the reverse a short cross with four pellets in the angles.

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York.

Silver halfgroat from York (England) showing on the obverse the head of Henry VIII and the reverse a coat-of-arms on cross fourche; T W at sides, bishop's hat below for Archbishop Thomas Wolsey. Minted under the authority of the church.

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England.

Silver sixpence from England showing on the obverse the head of Elizabeth I with a rose and on the reverse a square topped shield with the date 1561.

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Norwich.

Silver penny from Norwich (England) showing on the obverse the head of Stephen of Blois and on the reverse a cross moline. The coin is considered a Watord type due to the large hoard of this style of coin found in Watford.

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England.

Silver penny from England showing on the obverse the words EADGAR REX around a small cross and on the reverse the words GRID MONE, indicating the moneyer.

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London.

Silver penny from London (England) showing on the obverse the head of Aethelred II and on the reverse the hand of God.

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Norwich.

Silver penny from Norwich (England) showing on the obverse the head of Aethelred II and on the reverse a small cross.

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Lincoln.

Silver penny from Lincoln (England) showing on the obverse the head of Cnut and on the reverse a short cross.

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Norwich.

Silver penny from Norwich (England) showing on the obverse the head of Cnut and on the reverse a short cross with a broken annulet surrounding a pellet in each angle.

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Syracuse.

Electrotype coin from Syracuse (in two parts) showing on one coin the head of Apollo and on the other the head of Artemis.

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Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Nerva and on the reverse Fortuna standing holding rudder and cornucopiae.

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Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Septimius Severus and on the obverse Victory flying holding a wreath.

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Thebes.

Silver hemidrachm from Thebes (Greece) showing on the obverse a Boeotian shield and on the reverse a Kantharos.

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Euboea.

Silver drachma from the Euboean league (Island of Euboea, Greece) showing on the obverse the head of Euboea and on the reverse a bull's head and kantharos.

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Trier.

Bronze follis from Trier (Germany) showing on the obverse the head of Helena-Augusta and on the reverse Securitas holding a branch.

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Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Tiberius and the reverse Livia seated on a throne. This is often referred to as a Tribute Penny, being the coin that Jesus refers to during his �Give unto Caesar speech.�

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Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Severus Alexander and on the reverse Mars holding an olive branch and a sceptre.

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Thurium.

Silver 1/6 stater from Thurium, Lucania (modern day Southern Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Athena and on the reverse a bull butting right.

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Parthia.

Silver drachma from Parthia (modern day Iraq) showing on the obverse the head of Orodes II and on the reverse an archer holding a bow surrounded by the inscription �BASILEOS BASILEON MEGALOU ARSAKOU EPIPHANOUS� or �Of Great Arsaces, King of Kings, God Manifest.�

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Lucania.

Silver Nomos from Lucania (modern day Southern Italy) showing on the obverse Poseidon walking with a raised trident and on the reverse a bull standing left in circular incuse.

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Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Commodus and on the reverse victory walking holding a wreath.

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Greece.

Bronze coin from Greece showing on the obverse the helmeted head of Athena and on the reverse Pan erecting a trophy. The coin was minted during the time of Antigonus II Gonatas.

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Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Liberty and on the reverse the consul Lucius Junius Brutus walking left, between two lictors, carrying fasces over their shoulders, and preceded by an accensus. The coin was minted by Marcus Junius Brutus during the reign of Julius Caesar.

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London.

Bronze coin from London (England) showing on the obverse the head of Carausius and on the reverse Pax walking holding branch and sceptre.

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Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Septimius Severus and on the obverse Neptune with a trident.

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Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Hadrian and on the reverse Aegyptos reclining with an ibis and sistrum.

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Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Septimius Severus and on the obverse victory walking holding a wreath and a palm.

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Rome.

Bronze dupondius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Nero and on the reverse winged victory holding a wreath and a palm branch.

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Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Ancus Marcius and on the reverse an equestrian rider on a five arched aqueduct. The coin was struck by Lucius Marcius Philippus, who claimed descent from Ancus Marcius.

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Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome showing on the obverse the head of Venus wearing a stephane, pendant earring and necklace. The reverse shows a trophy of Gallic arms with bound captives at the base.

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Abydos.

Bronze coin from Abydos, Troas (modern day Turkey) showing on the obverse the head of Marcus Aurelius and on the reverse Roma seated left, holding Palladium and spear, shield at her side.

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Africa.

Silver denarius from a moving military mint in North Africa showing on the obverse the head of Venus and on the reverse Aeneas holding the Palladium and carrying Anchises on his shoulder. Coin was minted during the reign of Julius Caesar.

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Mytilene.

Bronze coin from Mytilene, Lesbos showing possibly a bust of Sapphos on the obverse and a lyre with the letter MYTI on the reverse.

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Syracuse.

Electrotype tetradrachm from Syracuse (on Sicily, Italy) showing the bust of Queen Philistis I on the obverse and on the reverse a quadriga driven by Nike.

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Metapontum.

Electrotype stater from Metapontum (Italy) showing an ear of barley surrounded by the letters META. Reverse incuse of same.

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Amphipolis.

Electrotype tetradrachm from Amphipolis (Greece). The obverse shows the head of Apollo and the reverse a lit race torch surrounded by the city name.

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Troas.

Bronze coin from Troas (modern day Turkey). The obverse shows a man on horseback, and the reverse the body of a rooster.

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Poseidonia.

Bronze coin from Poseidonia (Paestum, Italy). Obverse shows Poseidon walking with a trident, and the reverse shows a bull standing on a line.

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Research materials.

Research materials created and accumulated by Edgar William Pyke during the course of his coin collecting. Includes cue cards with research notes as well as newspaper clippings.

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Edgar William Pyke coin collection.

Collection of coins ranging from the Persian Empire of the 6th century BCE to 19th century Britain. The coins reflect the development of the monetary systems, art, religion and shifting borders of the world. Also included are a coin weight and various electrotype coin reproductions.

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England.

Silver crown from England showing on the obverse the head of King George V and on the reverse St. George slaying the dragon. This is a jubilee issue.

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Abyssinia.

Silver proof thaler from Abyssinia showing on the obverse the head of Empress Maria Theresa and on the reverse the Hapsburg coat of arms. Restrike.

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England.

Silver crown from England showing on the obverse the head of Queen Victoria and on the reverse St. George slaying the dragon. This is a jubilee issue.

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England.

Silver shilling from England showing on the obverse the head of King George IV and on the reverse a lion over a crown and a rose.

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England.

Silver coins from England showing on the obverse the head of King George III (penny with 1 on the reverse) and King George IV (groat with 4 on the reverse). Both of these are maundy coins.

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England.

Silver coins from England showing on the obverse the head of King George II and the reverse a 3 (threepence), a 4 (fourpence), four shields surrounding a garter star with crowns in the angles (Shilling and sixpence).

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England.

Silver shilling from England showing on the obverse the head of King George I and on the reverse four crowned shields surrounding a garter star with C and SS in the angles. This is a South Sea Company issue that was minted from silver found by the South Sea Company in Indonesia in 1722.

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Norwich.

Silver halfcrown from Norwich (England) showing on the obverse the head of William III and on the reverse four crowned shields.

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England.

Silver halfcrown from England showing on the obverse the heads of William and Mary and on the reverse a crowned quartered shield of arms.

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England.

Silver farthing from England showing on the obverse the head of Mary and on the reverse the head of William. This pattern farthing was struck as an experimental coin and was never entered into circulation.

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Norwich.

Copper farthing from Norwich, England showing on the obverse the words A NORWICH FARTHING in three lines across the field and on the reverse the coat of arms of Norwich. These private tokens were issued due to a lack of official coinage in the period following English Civil War.

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England.

Silver two pence from England showing on the obverse the head of Charles II and on the reverse a square topped shield quartered with the arms of England and France combined in 1st and 4th quarters, Scotland and Ireland, on a cross fleury.

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London.

SIlver groat from London (England) showing on the obverse the head of Mary and on the reverse cross fourch�e over quartered coat of arms,

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England.

Silver fine shilling from England showing on the obverse the head of Edward VI and on the reverse a cross fourch�e over quartered coat of arms.

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London.

Silver groat from London (England) showing on the obverse the head of Henry VII in profile and on the reverse a cross fourch�e over the arms of England/France. This is the first English coin to show a king's life like portrait.

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Poitiers.

Silver hardi from Poitiers (France) showing on the obverse Edward the Black Prince and on the reverse a long cross with leopards and fleur de lis in the angles.

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London.

Silver groat from London (England) showing on the obverse the head of Edward III and on the reverse a long cross with three pellets in the angles.

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Aquitaine.

Silver denier from Aquitaine (France) showing on the obverse the head of Edward II and on the reverse a long cross with crowns in the angles.

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Newcastle.

Silver penny from Newcastle (England) showing on the obverse the head of Edward I and on the reverse a long cross with three pellets in the angles.

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Norwich.

Silver penny from Norwich (England) showing on the obverse the head of Henry III and on the reverse a long cross with three pellets in the angles.

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Norwich.

Silver penny from Norwich (England) showing on the obverse the head of John and on the reverse a short cross with five pellets in the angles.

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Norwich.

Silver penny from Norwich (England) showing on the obverse the head of Henry II and on the reverse a short cross with crosslets in the angles. The name Tealby was given to these coins because of the hoard of over 5000 of these coins was discovered at Tealby, Lincolnshire in 1807.

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Norwich.

Silver penny from Norwich (England) showing on the obverse the head of Edward the Confessor and on the reverse a cross with arms that terminate in trefoils.

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Athens.

Silver tetradrachm from Athens (Greece) showing on the obverse the head of Athena and on the reverse an owl with the letters AOE.

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Aegina.

Silver stater from Aegina (Greece) showing on the obverse a land tortoise with thirteen plates and on the reverse an incuse square with five compartments containing letters and a dolphin.

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Thasos.

Silver obol from Thasos (Thrace, now Greece) showing on the obverse a Satyr and on the reverse an amphora.

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Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Julia Domna and the reverse Felicitas standing holding a sceptre and caduceus.

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Milan.

Bronze coin from Milan (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Aurelian and on the reverse Fortuna seated left on wheel, holding rudder and cornucopiae.

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Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Roma and on the reverse the dioscuri mounted on horses.

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Italy.

Silver denarius from a military mint, possibly in Italy, showing on the obverse an elephant trampling a horned serpent over the word Caesar and on the reverse priestly implements. Stuck during the reign of Julius Caesar after his crossing of the Rubicon into Italy. This coin was possibly struck from the horde at the State treasury at the Temple of Saturn in Rome.

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Rhodes.

Silver didrachm from Rhodes (Greece) showing on the obverse the radiate head of Helios and on the reverse a rose.

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Athens.

Silver tetradrachm from Athens (Greece) showing on the obverse the head of Athena and on the reverse an owl with the letters AOE.

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Syracuse.

Silver litra from Syracuse (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Arethusa and on the reverse an octopus.

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Persia.

SIlver siglo from Persia (the Achaemenid Empire) showing on the obverse an archer clad in the Persian "candys", kneeling right on one knee, at his back a quiver, in his right a spear, and in his outstretched left a strung bow and on the reverse an incuse square.

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Gaul.

Silver quinarius from central Gaul (modern day France) minted by the Gallic Sequani people. The obverse shows the helmeted head of Roma and the reverse a galloping horse.

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Rome.

Bronze coin from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Claudius and on the reverse Minerva advancing with a spear and a shield and the letters SC.

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Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of King Titus Tatius and on the reverse Tarpeia being tortured.

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Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of King Titus Tatius and on the reverse two Sabine women being carried by soldiers.

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