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ID:     80000691
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     THRACE
City:     Philippopolis
Issuer:     Caracalla
Date Ruled:     AD 198-217
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     Medallion
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 214
Diameter:     40 mm
Weight:     38.26 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     AVT K M AVP CEVH ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC
Obverse Description:     laureate heroic bust right, seen from behind, wearing aegis
Reverse Legend:     KOINON ΘPAKΩN A ΛΕZANΔPIA EN ΦIΛ I(ΠΠ) OΠI / ΠVΘI - A
Reverse Description:     Nude Apollo standing facing, head left, drapery over left shoulder, holding patera in outstretched right hand over serpent-entwined tripod and cradling bow in left arm
Mint:     Philippopolis in Thrace
Primary Reference:     T. Gerassimov, Les Alexandria, Pythia et Kendreisia à Philippopolis, Studia in Honorem Acad. D. Dečev (Sofiya, 1958), pl. II, 6 (only rev. illustrated)
Reference2:     Mouchmov, Philippopolis -
Reference3:     Varbanov 1473 (same dies as illustrated coin)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=132914
Grade:     VF, green patina with dusty earthen overtones
Notes:     Sale: Triton XII, Lot: 691 A well centered and attractive specimen. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 57 (4 April 2001), lot 788.