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ID:     73000714
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     LESBOS
City:     Mytilene
Issuer:     Sextus Nicomachus and Flavia Nicomachis
Date Ruled:     AD 139-161
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE 24
Struck / Cast:     struck
Diameter:     24 mm
Weight:     5.36 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     CETCTON HPWA
Obverse Description:     Draped bust of Sextus right
Reverse Legend:     ΦΛA NEIKO-MACIC MVTIΛH
Reverse Description:     Draped bust of Flavia Nichomachis right
Primary Reference:     BMC 173
Reference2:     SNG M√únchen 778 (same obv. die)
Reference3:     SNG Cop 407
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     VF, brown surfaces
Notes:     Sale: CNG 73, Lot: 714 Very rare. Mytilene issued a rare series of bronzes honoring several distinguished local citizens. While another shows Julia Procula (see CNG 72, lot 1161), probably the mother of Flavia Nicomachis, this coin depicts Flavia Nicomachis herself, as well as her father Sextus Nicomachus. An inscription from Mytilene, naming both Procula and Nicomachis, lists them as benefactors of the city. Based on the portrait styles of these individuals, this coin is dated to the reign of Antoninus Pius.