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ID:     81000785
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     LYDIA
City:     Sala
Issuer:     Caracalla
Date Ruled:     AD 198-217
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE 28
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 198-217
Diameter:     28 mm
Weight:     12.43 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     AV K M AV ANTONEINOC (sic)
Obverse Description:     Laureate bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder
Reverse Legend:     EΠI OVAΛ MO ΛOΞ OV APX A CAΛH NΩN •
Reverse Description:     Hygieia, holding serpent and phiale, standing right, and Asclepius, leaning on serpent-entwined staff, standing left; between, small figure of Telesphorus
Primary Reference:     LS -
Reference2:     SNG MÜnchen -
Reference3:     SNG VA -
Reference4:     SNG Cop -; BMC -; cf. Mionnet Supp. VII, 574
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     Good VF, dark green and red-brown patina
Notes:     Sale: CNG 81, Lot: 785 Very rare. On this coin the letter “o” in Caracalla’s official name, Antoninus, is a clearly engraved omicron, rather than the omega more regularly encountered. Under a lens, however, the additional line visible suggests that the celator may have attempted to correct his mistake; as it proceeds over the letter and partially into the field, this line, however, may be part of a serendipitous die break.