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ID:     81000784
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     LYDIA
City:     Philadelphia
Issuer:     Tiberius(?)
Date Ruled:     AD 14-37
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE 15
Struck / Cast:     struck
Diameter:     15 mm
Weight:     2.94 g
Die Axis:     9 h
Obverse Legend:     TIBEPION CEBACTON
Obverse Description:     Bare head right
Reverse Legend:     NEOKECAPEIΣ
Reverse Description:     Thunderbolt
Primary Reference:     LS 24 (Tiberius Gemellussame obv. die as illustration)
Reference3:     RPC 3017/1 (same obv. die as illustration)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     Fine, black-green patina
Notes:     Sale: CNG 81, Lot: 784 Very rare. From the D. Alighieri Collection.The attribution of this coin is complicated by the celator’s recutting of the single obverse die used to strike this issue. While it is possible that the letter traces could read CEBACTON, RPC notes that this reading, as well as the identification with Tiberius, is uncertain.