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ID:     74000696
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     THRACE
City:     Philippopolis
Issuer:     Elagabalus
Date Ruled:     AD 218-222
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     Medallion
Diameter:     41 mm
Weight:     36.91 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Legend:     AVT K M AVPHΛ ANTΩNEINOC CEB
Obverse Description:     Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left
Reverse Legend:     MHTPOΠO–ΛΣΩC ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΣΩC ΝΣΩΚOPOV
Reverse Description:     Statue of Hermes standing facing, holding purse and caduceus, within octastyle temple set on three-tiered base; shield and spear in pediment
Mint:     Philippopolis
Primary Reference:     Mouchmov 5436
Reference2:     cf. SNG Cop 784 (for obv
Reference3:     same obv. die)
Reference4:     Varbanov -
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=97109
Grade:     Good VF, green patina
Notes:     Sale: Triton X, Lot: 696 Rare. Ex Lanz 221 (22 November 2004), lot 505 (statue misdescribed as Apollo).Struck from the same obverse die as the previous lot.