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ID:     27247
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     LYDIA
City:     Sardes
Issuer:     Sardes
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     Ae 16
Date Struck:     B.C. c. 2nd - 1st century
Diameter:     18 mm
Weight:     4.614 g
Obverse Description:     Laureate bust of a young Herakles, lion skin knotted at neck
Reverse Legend:     ΣΑΡ∆ΙΑΝΩΝ
Reverse Description:     Nude Apollo standing left, bird in extended right, laurel branch in left, two monograms before, all within laurel wreath
Mint:     Sardes
Primary Reference:     BMC Lydia p. 239, 30
Reference2:     SNG VA 3132 ff. var (monogram)
Reference3:     SNG Cop 484 ff. var (same)
Photograph Credit:     FORUM ANCIENT COINS
Source:     http://www.forumancientcoins.com/catalog/roman-and-greek-coins.asp?zpg=26432