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ID:     780484
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     CILICIA
City:     Irenopolis
Issuer:     Septimius Severus
Date Ruled:     AD 193-211
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     Pentassarion
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 195-196
Diameter:     30 mm
Weight:     14.72 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     AVT K Λ CEΠ CEVHPON ΠEP CEB
Obverse Description:     Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from front
CM 1 Description:      Hygieia standing right feeding serpent
CM 1 Reference:      Howgego 270
Reverse Legend:     EIPHNOΠOΛITΩN ETOVC ΔMP
Reverse Description:     Head of Asclepius right; serpent-entwined staff to right
Primary Reference:     SNG Levante 1611 (this coin)
Reference2:     SNG France 2264
Reference3:     SNG VA -
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=95420
Special Comments:     Dated DMP = Year 144-A.D. 195/6
Grade:     VF, black patina with earthen overtones.
Notes:     Ex Classical Numismatic Group 66 (19 May 2004), lot 1130.