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ID:     81002901
Type:     Greek
Region:     ARCADIA
City:     Megalopolis
Issuer:     Septimius Severus
Date Ruled:     AD 193-211
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     Assarion
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 193-211
Weight:     3.15 g
Obverse Legend:     [AV]T K [Λ] CEΠ [CEB]HPO[C] C
Obverse Description:     Laureate head right
Reverse Legend:     MEΓAΛOΠO ΛEITΩN
Reverse Description:     Tyche standing left, holding phiale over lighted altar and cornucopia
Mint:     Unpublished in the standard references, an apparently unique reverse type for this
Primary Reference:     cf. BCD Peloponnesos 1571.3 (for obv. type)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     Near VF, rough brown patina
Notes:     Sale: CNG 81, Lot: 2901 Unpublished in the standard references, an apparently unique reverse type for this mint and emperor. Ex BCD Collection (not in LHS sale).While this reverse type is well-known on the coinage of the Peloponnesus during this period, apparently no specimens are recorded for this city.