I’m writing up my notes-thoughts on RRC 290/6 for the paper on small change for the RBW conference next week. I just wrote this sentence:
The unciae looks like the type was designed to be used on a denarius that was never struck.
As I stare at the two known specimens I wonder if I see traces of the uncia denomination mark having been carved out of what was meant to be an X behind the head. Or maybe its just confirmation bias…
The third known specimen is no use as this portion of the die is off flan.