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ID:     711512
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     TROAS
City:     Abydus
Issuer:     SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
Date Ruled:     193-211
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE 38
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 193-211
Diameter:     38 mm
Weight:     21.35 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Legend:     AV KAI Λ CEΠTIMIOC CEOVHPOC ΠΕΡTIN
Obverse Description:     Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
Reverse Legend:     E[ΠI] AΡC ΦABA ΠΡ-OKΛOV, ABVΔHN
Reverse Description:     Leander swimming right across Hellespont toward tower containing Hero standing left, who holds a lighted lamp in extended right hand; below Leander, two dolphins swimming right, one left
Primary Reference:     cf. Kraft pl. 56, 21 (for obv. type)
Reference2:     BMC 60 corr. (ABVDH) and pl. III, 2
Reference3:     SNG Cop -
Reference4:     SNG VA -
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=76740
Grade:     Near EF, green patina with traces of red
Notes:     Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 1512 ($5000)The tagic love-story of Hero and Leander was a popular theme with Classical and Renaissance poets and playwrights