Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Figure 76

© Bertolami Fine Arts (Photographs courtesy of Andrea Pancotti)
Bone or ivory tesserae (tesserae nummulariae) seals which were attached to a coin bags (folles), certifying that the coins within were of the right number and genuine, by a mint official called a nummularius.

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