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ID:     750395
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     LYDIA
City:     Hypaepa
Issuer:     Nero & Statilia Messalina
Date Ruled:     AD 54-68
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE 25
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 66-68
Diameter:     25 mm
Weight:     13.59 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Legend:     N[EΡΩΝ] above, [MECCAΛΕINA] below
Obverse Description:     Diademed and draped bust of Statilia Messalina right and laureate head of Nero left, vis- À-vis
Reverse Legend:     YΠΑΙΠH HΓΗΣΙΠΠ
Reverse Description:     Cult statue of Artemis
Primary Reference:     RPC I 2544
Reference2:     BMC Lydia pg. 111, 21 var. (reverse legend)
Reference3:     SNG Cop 191 var. (same)
Reference4:     SNG VA -
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=56889
Grade:     Good VF, emerald green patina, minor smoothing in obverse fields, minor roughness on reverse
Notes:     Second known example with this reverse legend variety.