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ID:     591748
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     CILICIA
City:     Hieropolis Castabala
Issuer:     Augustus
Date Ruled:     27 - 14 BC-AD
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE 15
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     27 -14 BC-AD
Diameter:     15 mm
Weight:     2.85 g
Obverse Legend:     [Φ]ABIOΣ MAΞIMOΣ
Obverse Description:     Bare head of Fabius Maximus right
Reverse Legend:     IEΡΑΠΟ/ΛΣΙΤΩΝ/ΔΡΥAΣ
Reverse Description:     Legend in three lines within wreath
Primary Reference:     RPC I 2941 (same dies as plated specimen)
Reference2:     AMC 1386
Reference3:     Grant, FITA pg. 387
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=16447
Grade:     VF, brown patina with earthen highlights
Notes:     Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1748 Extremely rare, only four specimens recorded in RPC Fabius Maximus was related to Augustus by marriage and thus belonged to the emperor’s inner circle of friends and confidents, i.e., amici principis. This coinage, unusual in that it portrays the proconsul rather than the emperor on the obverse, propagandizes the amicitia between the proconsul and the emperor.