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ID:     753379
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     CARIA
City:     Stratoniceia
Issuer:     Pseudo-Autonomous
Date Ruled:     Late 1st century BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Drachm
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC Late 1st century
Diameter:     18 mm
Weight:     3.69 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Legend:     ZΩΠΥΡΟΣ
Obverse Description:     Laureate and draped bust of Hekate right, crescent on forehead; ZΩΠΥΡΟΣ to left, uncertain symbol to right
Reverse Legend:     ΣΤΡΑ
Reverse Description:     Zeus on horseback right, holding sceptre and reins
Primary Reference:     cf. RPC I pg. 458
Reference2:     Imhoof-Blumer, Greichische Münzen, 449
Reference3:     A.R. Meadows, Stratonikeia in Caria, NumChron 2002, Group 4A, 1
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     Good VF, attractive dark iridescent toning
Notes:     Zopuros, magistrate Extremely rare, one of two known (the other in the Vatican collection cited by Imhoof-Blumer). The traditional view of this denomination as a drachm has been challenged by Meadows, who believes that during this period at Stratonikeia their drachm was roughly equal to the Roman quinarius (1.8 gm). As such, he labels this type as a didrachm, but we have retained traditional attribution for clarity.