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ID:     77000483
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     IONIA
City:     Metropolis
Issuer:     Augustus
Date Ruled:     27 - 14 BC-AD
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE 20
Struck / Cast:     struck
Diameter:     20 mm
Weight:     5.27 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Legend:     ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ
Obverse Description:     Bare head right; to right, lituus
Reverse Legend:     IOΥΛΙΟΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΣ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ
Reverse Description:     Cybele enthroned left, extending right hand to lion seated at feet right
Primary Reference:     RPC I 2524
Reference2:     M. Grant, “Phrygian Metropolis in the Early Principate,” NC 1949, pp. 157-164 and pl. X, 11 (Metropolis in Phrygia)
Reference3:     CRE Ashmolean -
Reference4:     SNG MÜnchen -; SNG VA -; SNG Cop -
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=114906
Grade:     VF, black-green patina with earthen overtones
Notes:     Sale: Triton XI, Lot: 483 Very rare. From the Patrick Villemur Collection. Ex G. Hirsch 180 (24 November 1993), lot 581.