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ID:     157073
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     LYDIA
City:     Sardes
Issuer:     Tiberius
Date Ruled:     AD 14-37
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE 18
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 14-37
Diameter:     18 mm
Weight:     5.16 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Legend:     ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑ−ΡΕΩΝ ΣΑ−ΡΔΙΑΝΩΝ
Obverse Description:     Tiberius standing facing left, raising up a kneeling Tyche of Sardis
Reverse Legend:     [ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗ ΙΟΥ]ΛΙΟΣ ΚΛΕΩΝ ΚΑΙ ΜΕΜΝΩΝ
Reverse Description:     Livia as Demeter seated right, holding sceptre and grain ears
Primary Reference:     RPC I 2991
Reference2:     BMC Lydia 98
Reference3:     SNG Cop 515
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=63320
Grade:     Good VF, black patina with earthen encrustation, light scratches.
Notes:     This coin marks the imperial relief efforts directed to Sardis after a devastating earthquake in 17 AD.