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ID:     15421
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Roman Imperial
Issuer:     Pupienus
Date Ruled:     A.D 238
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Denarius
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     A.D. 238
Diameter:     20.4 mm
Weight:     2.906 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     IMP C M CLOD PVPIENVS AVG
Obverse Description:     Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind
Reverse Legend:     VOTIS / DECENNA / LIBVS
Reverse Description:     Legend within wreath
Mint:     Rome
Primary Reference:     RIC pg. 176 note
Reference3:     Cohen 43 (Mionnet)
Reference4:     BMCRE 15* pl. 44 (modern forgery); SRCV 8529
Photograph Credit:     FORUM ANCIENT COINS
Source:     http://www.forumancientcoins.com/catalog/roman-and-greek-coins.asp?zpg=14058
Notes:     Extremely Rare. When we obtained this extraordinary coin we tried to find other examples of it. RIC does not include it, Cohen 43 was left out as doubtful. Curtis Clay informed us that Cohen 43 quotes Mionnet, who is probably relying on Vaillant. Vaillant in his 1682 ed. cites Dux Sabaudiae, the Royal coll. at Turin. In addition, the BMC specimen is a St. Urbain forgery, Pink, Num. Chron. 1933, pl. XX,.5