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ID:     80000546
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     BITHYNIA
City:     Apamea
Issuer:     Nero & Drusus Caesar, with Agrippina Junior, Drusilla, and Julia
Date Ruled:     AD Died 31 and 33, respectively
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE 24
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD after 38
Diameter:     24 mm
Weight:     7.71 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Legend:     •DRVSVS•NERO•CAESARES•DD
Obverse Description:     Bare heads of Drusus and Nero Caesars vis-À-vis
Reverse Legend:     AGRIPPINA DIVA DRVSILLA IVLIA / C•I•C
Reverse Description:     Gaius' three sisters standing facing: Agrippina (as Ataraxia-Securitas) leaning on column, holding cornucopia, placing hand on Diva Drusilla (as Homonoia-Concordia), holding phiale and cornucopia, and Julia (as Tyche Soterios-Fortuna Redux) holding rudder and cornucopia
Mint:     Apamea in Bithynia
Primary Reference:     RPC Supp. 2, 2014/3
Reference2:     Corsten -
Reference3:     cf. RG P. 252, note 2
Reference4:     SNG TÜbingen -; SNG VA -; SNG Cop -
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=132769
Grade:     VF, dark green patina with areas of encrustation
Notes:     Sale: Triton XII, Lot: 546 Very rare, only second example to appear recently at auction. A similar example sold in Rauch 73 (17 May 2004), lot 445 for €5200.