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ID:     81000822
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     SYRIA, DECAPOLIS
City:     Dium
Issuer:     Geta
Date Ruled:     AD As Caesar, 198-209
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE 23
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 208-209
Diameter:     23 mm
Weight:     8.47 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Legend:     Π CΕΠ ΓΕΤΑC
Obverse Description:     Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Reverse Legend:     AOC ΔΕΙΗΝ ωΝ
Reverse Description:     Cult statue of Zeus-Heliopolites (Ba’al Hadad) standing facing, holding eagle-tipped scepter and Nike; recumbent bull on either side of feet, AOC (date) in legend
Primary Reference:     Spijkerman 8
Reference2:     SNG ANS 1281-2 var. (same)
Reference3:     Meshorer, City-Coins 244 (same obv. die)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=140368
Grade:     Good VF, black-green patina with earthen deposit
Notes:     Sale: CNG 81, Lot: 822 Rare date.