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ID:     728885
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     Bithynia
City:     Nicomedia
Issuer:     Severus Alexander
Date Ruled:     AD 222-235
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE 20
Struck / Cast:     struck
Diameter:     20 mm
Weight:     5.10 g
Obverse Legend:     M AVP CEV AΛΕΞΑΝΔΡOC AVΓ
Obverse Description:     Radiate and draped bust right
Reverse Legend:     NIKOMIΔ−ΕΩΝ ΔIC NΕΩ
Reverse Description:     Female figure (Leda?)standing facing, head right and holding drapery, fleeing from swan which attacks her.
Primary Reference:     Rec Gen 316 corr
Reference2:     SNG VA -
Reference3:     BMC Pontus, etc
Reference4:     SNG Cop -
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=17242
Grade:     -; Waddington, Recueil 316; Mionnet Supp. V pg. 206, 1220
Notes:     Good VF, green patina