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VERY FINE, Very Rare without bell around neck of Elephant.
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma to right; mark of value behind. Reverse: Pax driving galloping. (two horse chariot) to right, holding olive branch, sceptre, and reins; elephant’s head below>. The elephant’s head on the reverse, refers to the victory of L. Caecilius Metellus in 250 BC over the Carthaginians at Panormus. VERY RARE without bell around neck of elephant, ROMA in exergue. Crawford 262/1; BMCRR Rome 1044; Caecilia 38. Very Fine, areas of very minor porosity. Very Rare without bell around elephant head. Crawford notes that the bell around the elephant’s head is’occasionally missing’ on this issue p. 287 however this is somewhat of an understatement for Richard Schaefer only identified three no-bell dies from over fifty in RRDP. All illustrations are of the actual item offered. The authenticity of all pieces is fully guaranteed.