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ID:     79000631
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     CILICIA
City:     Tarsus
Issuer:     Valerian I
Date Ruled:     AD 253-260
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE30
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 253-260
Diameter:     30 mm
Weight:     17.93 g
Die Axis:     7 h
Obverse Legend:     AV KAI ΠOV ΛI OVAΛEPIANOC CE Π Π
Obverse Description:     Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind; P in left and right fields
Reverse Legend:     TAPCOV MHTPOΠOΛEΩC AMK Γ Γ
Reverse Description:     Three nude athletes standing facing, each crowning himself with radiate crown and holding palm frond
Primary Reference:     SNG France 1814
Reference2:     SNG Levante 1187
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=127142
Grade:     VF, green-brown patina, areas of minor roughness
Notes:     Sale: CNG 79, Lot: 631 Better than any of the three plated coins in the above references