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ID:     732942
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     LYDIA
City:     Sardes
Issuer:     Germanicus and Drusus
Date Ruled:     AD 23-26
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE 26
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 28-29
Diameter:     26 mm
Weight:     11.87 g
Obverse Legend:     ΔΡΟΥΣΟΣ KAI ΓΕΡMANIKOΣ KAIΣΑΡΕΣ NEOI ΘEOI ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦOI around (overstruck on original legend)
Obverse Description:     Togate figures of Drusus and Germanicus seated left on curule chairs,
Reverse Legend:     ΓΑΙΩ AΣΙΝΝΙΩ ΠΟΛΛΙΩΝI ANΘΥΠΑΤΩ (overstruck on original legend) KOINOΥ AΣΙΑΣ
Reverse Description:     KOINOU ASIAS in two lines within wreath; legend around
Primary Reference:     RPC I 2995
Reference2:     Weber 6905
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=25907
Grade:     Nice VF, dark green patina, reverse double-struck
Notes:     . This interesting coin appears to be an original issue, but in actuality, it is an earlier issue that is restruck with two intricate 'countermarks.' These 'countermarks' were ring-shaped punch restrikings of the legends that surround the obverse and reverse designs. While the obverse 'countermark-legend' is the same as that which appeared on the original striking, the reverse legend, originally EPI ARCIEPEWS ALEXANDROU KLEWNOS SAPDIANOU, has been totally replaced by a new 'countermark-legend.'