Coins 113

Aes Premonetale. AE axe, probably a pre-monetary item. Central Italy, 6th-4th century BC. Cf. Vecchi ICC, bronze objects found with aes rude and early bars, p. 90. AE. g. 256.60 R. 76x62x13mm. Broken. Earthen turquoise patina. For bronze objects found with aes rude and early bars, see ICC p.83 ff. and A. M. Murgan, “Heavy metal in hallowed contexts. Continuity and change in aes deposits in Central Italy and Sicily” in “Embodying Value? The Transformation of Objects in and from the Ancient World”, BAR International Series 2592, 2014.

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