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ID:     82000833
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     CILICIA
City:     Tarsus
Issuer:     Claudius
Date Ruled:     AD 41-54
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Tetradrachm
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 41 to54
Weight:     14.59 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Legend:     TIBEPIOΣ KΛAYΔIOΣ KAIΣAP
Obverse Description:     Bare head right
Reverse Legend:     ΣEBAΣTOΣ ΓEPMANIKOΣ ΔI in left field and ΣΩ in exergue
Reverse Description:     Zeus Nikephoros enthroned left; ΔI to inner left.
Primary Reference:     RPC 4120.2 (this coin)
Reference2:     McAlee 243
Reference3:     Prieur 44 (same dies as illustration)
Reference4:     cf. SNG Levante 985-7 (for rev. type)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=147289
Special Comments:     A debate exists over the mint city. Tarsus is so far the only one suggested but it has not been confirmed
Grade:     VF, toned
Notes:     Sale: CNG 82, Lot: 833 Extremely rare. From the Gordon S. Parry Collection. Ex M&M Numsimatics I (7 December 1997), lot 248; Lanz 24 (25 April 1983), lot 494.