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ID:     721165
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     IONIA, ISLANDS OF
City:     Chios
Issuer:     Autonomous issue
Date Ruled:     AD 2nd-mid-3rd century
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     3 Assaria
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 2nd-mid-3rd century
Diameter:     30 mm
Weight:     9.87 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     TPIA ACCAPIA
Obverse Description:     Sphinx crouching right, left forepaw raised; at feet, prow of galley right
Reverse Legend:     XIΩN
Reverse Description:     Chian amphora, at base, poppy on either side ; all within wreath
Primary Reference:     SNG Cop 1660 var. (grain ears at base of amphora)
Reference2:     SNG VA -
Reference3:     SNG Hunterian 1396 var. (sphinx left
Reference4:     same rev. die)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=84933
Grade:     Good VF, dark green and brown surfaces, light overall porosity.
Notes:     Sale: CNG 72, Lot: 1165