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ID:     81000827
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     SYRIA, DECAPOLIS
City:     Pella
Issuer:     Caracalla
Date Ruled:     AD 198-217
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE 31
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     198-217
Diameter:     31 mm
Weight:     18.00 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse die reference:     Spijkerman 12
Reverse die reference:     Spijkerman 12
Obverse Legend:     [ ]NTΩNEI [ ]
Obverse Description:     Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Reverse Legend:     Φ·KOICV·ΛΠΕΛ·T·Π·NY ΠEΛ·T
Reverse Description:     FaÇade of city nymphaeum: central two-story distyle structure with figure in lower story, flanked by two-story tetrastyle wings with arched alcoves in space between; above, elaborate cornice surmounts entire structure
Primary Reference:     Spijkerman 12 (same dies as illustrated coin)
Reference2:     Meshorer, City-Coins 251
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=140373
Grade:     Fine, black-green patina with traces of orange overtones on obverse and coppery highlights on reverse
Notes:     Sale: CNG 81, Lot: 827 A very rare and important architectural type for this city.