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Offline cavaros

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Lead coins in ancient Greece and Rome
« on: October 27, 2011, 01:49:08 PM »
Does anyone have any information about the production of lead coins in the ancient world (Greek or Roman)? I mean pure lead coins (99.1%), not as part of alloys.

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Re: Lead coins in ancient Greece and Rome
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2011, 04:51:55 PM »
In India, Ananda Dynasty issued some Lead Coins.

See this post for more details:

http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,5607.0.html

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Re: Lead coins in ancient Greece and Rome
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2011, 05:14:44 PM »
Thank you. What is the approximate date for those coins?

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Re: Lead coins in ancient Greece and Rome
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2011, 05:24:34 PM »
These coins are from the period of about 30 BC to 70 AD. (Ref: This link: http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?topic=1824.0)

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Re: Lead coins in ancient Greece and Rome
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2011, 06:48:38 PM »
That's very useful. Thank u very much.

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Re: Lead coins in ancient Greece and Rome
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2011, 10:46:15 PM »
There is a discussion on lead Roman coins here (scroll down to page 7). Roman tesserae were made of lead, but they are more like tokens.

There are lead Chinese coins made during the Southern Han dynasty, but they may be a bit late (900-971) for your purposes.

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Re: Lead coins in ancient Greece and Rome
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2011, 01:58:32 AM »
The Khmer kingdom had lead coins, but that is debatable as they might also be private tokens of some sort, their weight is messed up.