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ID:     80000270
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     BITHYNIA
City:     Nicomedia
Issuer:     C. Papirius Carbo, proconsul
Date Ruled:     Procurator, 62-59 BC
Metal:     Bronze
Struck / Cast:     struck
Diameter:     25 mm
Weight:     8.62 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Legend:     ΝΙΚΟΜΗΔΕΩΝ
Obverse Description:     Laureate head of Zeus right
Reverse Legend:     ΕΠΙ ΓΑΙΟ[Υ] / ΠΑΠΙΡΙΟΥ ΚΑΡΒΩΝ[ΟΣ] / ΔΚΣ / ΡΩΜΗ
Reverse Description:     Roma seated left on pile of shields, holding Nike in right hand, spear in left; ΕΠΙ ΓΑΙΟ[Υ] to right, ΠΑΠΙΡΙΟΥ ΚΑΡΒΩΝ[ΟΣ] to outer left, monogram to inner left, ΔΚΣ (date) below shields, ΡΩΜΗ in exergue
Primary Reference:     Stumpf 120
Reference2:     Rec Gen 2
Reference3:     SNG VA 736
Reference4:     SNG Cop 545; BMC 1-3; McClean 7509; Weber 4912
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     EF, dark green, almost black patina.
Notes:     Sale: Triton XII, Lot: 270 Ex Triton VIII (11 January 2005), lot 360; David Freedman Collection (Triton V, 15 January 2002), lot 421; Numismatic Fine Arts V (23-24 February 1978), lot 313.