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Very interesting ancient forgery - lead aureus (?) of Marcus Aurelius (161-180 AD), Roman Empire

Very interesting ancient forgery - lead aureus (?) of Marcus Aurelius (161-180 AD), Roman Empire
AVRELIVS CAE - SAR AVG P II F, young bust right // TR POT XII, Providentia standing left, holding sceptre and wand over globe. 19mm, 3.82 grams.

Dated to 156/157 CE, but probably struck somewhat later. A unique coin, most probably an ancient counterfeiter's pattern strike or an extra heavy denarius. Attractive patina. Very rare and interesting, as lead counterfeits are not commonly encountered.
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