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ID:     77000485
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     LYDIA
City:     Magnesia ad Sipylum
Issuer:     Severus Alexander
Date Ruled:     AD 222-235
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE 36 Medallion
Struck / Cast:     struck
Diameter:     36 mm
Weight:     20.13 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     AYT K M • AYP CEY H • ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡOC
Obverse Description:     Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Reverse Legend:     MAΓΝH T ΩΝ EΠ I ΓΡ AVP TVΞIK/OV
Reverse Description:     Zeus Nikephorus seated left on stool.
Primary Reference:     Imhoof-Blumer, Lydische -
Reference2:     SNG MÜnchen -
Reference3:     SNG VA -
Reference4:     BMC -; SNG Cop -; Mionnet III 671
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     Good VF, black-green patina with dusty earthen overtones
Notes:     Sale: Triton XI, Lot: 485 Extremely rare, only the third example of this type known. Apart from the Paris specimen published by Mionnet, the only other published example of the type, though with a different placement of the reverse legend, appeared in the Consul Eduard Friedrich Weber Collection (J. Hirsch XXIV, 10 May 1909), lot 2880, with the reverse illustrated on pl. XXXIX of the catalog.