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ID:     81000790
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     PHRYGIA
City:     Acmoneia
Issuer:     Volusian
Date Ruled:     AD 251-253
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE 27
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 251-253
Diameter:     27 mm
Weight:     10.89 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     AVTKO VIBAI ΓΑΛΛOC OVOΛOYCIAN
Obverse Description:     Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Reverse Legend:     AKMONEΩΝ
Reverse Description:     Horseman, holding whip, on galloping horse right; below horse, river-god Sindros reclining left; to right, two females (deities, or personifications of nature) standing left on rocky outcropping
Primary Reference:     VA, Phrygiens -
Reference2:     SNG MÜnchen -
Reference3:     SNG VA 3380 (same obv. die)
Reference4:     BMC 107-8 (same dies); SNG Leypold 1403 (same dies)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=140336
Grade:     VF, black-green patina with earthen overtones.
Notes:     Sale: CNG 81, Lot: 790 From the D. Alighieri Collection.The main figure of the horseman, in association with the presonifications of the river-god and the presence of the female figures (whether themselves personifications of the surrounding countryside, or actual individuals), may represent an otherwise unknown foundation myth for Acmoneia.