Class A, Group 1a Geto-Dacian Monetary Copies, Transfer Dies
CT1+. Types of Sex. Pompeius Fostlus, after 137 BC; cf. Cr-235/1, 3.66g. Both sides seemingly transferred from official coin. This strange piece was included with the imitations from the Romanian Hoard, and after considerable hesitation, I concur. The dies are unquestionably official, and the weight is plausible, but the crude, wavy fabric and uneven strike do appear to be un-Roman. I remain open to the possibility that this is indeed a product of the Rome mint, abused by time.
CT2+. Types of M. Cato, after 47 BC; cf. Cr-462/1c, 3.73g. Struck, in some atypical manner, from dies mechanically transferred from official coin. This coin was also included with the other imitations from the Romanian Hoard, and on balance, I accept that designation. The very soft obverse is typical of a transfer die, and the thick flan with "beveled" edges differs from the official coins of this issue. Those coins were struck in Africa though, under difficult civil war conditions, and again I remain open to the possibility that this is indeed an official Roman coin.