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10. Legionary Countermarks


Most countermarks on Roman coins have some military context, often indicating imperial donations to the troops.

Beyond this indirect military context there are countermarks that have a direct link to military units. These countermarks often show legionary numerals and/or symbols:

10.1. Units in the West:
"ALAR", "LVI", "VI", "X", "LXV", "XV", "LII"

10.2. Units in the East:
"LVIF", "Hadrian's Head", "VI", "XF", "LXF", "LXF with wild boar and dolphin", "Galley", "XII", "Thunderbolt", "LXVA", "LXV", "Palmbranch"

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