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ID:     591724
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     IONIA
City:     Ephesus
Issuer:     Statilia Messalina
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE 20
Date Struck:     AD 66-68
Diameter:     20 mm
Weight:     6.29 g
Obverse Legend:     ΜΣΣΣ[ΑΛINAN...]
Obverse Description:     Draped bust of Messalina right
Reverse Legend:     AIXMOKΛ[ΗΣ E]P ABIΟΛΑ, ΡΩΜ-H, EΦE
Reverse Description:     Roma standing right, holding sceptre and cult statue of Artemis
Primary Reference:     RPC I 2632
Reference2:     Babelon, Waddington Collection 1620 corr.
Reference3:     Imhoof-Blumer, Griechische MÜnzen pg. 639, 286
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=16426
Grade:     VF, dark brown patina, rough surfaces
Notes:     Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1724 Very rare, only six specimens recorded in RPC