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ID:     25340
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     MYSIA
City:     Pergamum
Issuer:     Plautius Silvanus
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE19
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 4-5
Diameter:     21.2 mm
Weight:     4.667 g
Obverse Legend:     ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΝ ∆ΗΜΟΦΩΝ
Obverse Description:     Augustus in tetrastyle temple
Reverse Legend:     ΣΙΛΒΑΝΟΝ ΠΕΡΓΑΜΗΝΟΙ
Reverse Description:     Demos of Pergamum crowning proconsul M. Plautius Silvanus, who is wearing toga
Primary Reference:     RPC I 2364
Reference2:     BMC Mysia 242 - 245
Photograph Credit:     FORUM ANCIENT COINS
Source:     http://www.forumancientcoins.com/catalog/roman-and-greek-coins.asp?zpg=24263
Notes:     Plautius Silvanus, consul in the year 2 A.D., was amicus principis and thus belonged to the inner circle of Augustus. Whether the legend on the obverse means the emperor, remains a question, likewise the exact interpretation of the scene. That the reverse legend, which stands for city Pergamon, in the Nominative suggests that Pergamum gave an honor to the Proconsul. Eastern denominations are not fully understood, but this brass coin may have been equal to the Western as.