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ID:     77000469
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     BITHYNIA
City:     Nicaea
Issuer:     Valerian I
Date Ruled:     AD 253-260
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     Medallion
Struck / Cast:     struck
Diameter:     35 mm
Weight:     19.32 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Legend:     AYT K OYAΛEPIANOC/ΓΑΛΛIHNOC /OYAΛEPI/ANOC, CEBBB
Obverse Description:     Laureate and draped bust of Valerian I right vis-?is laureate and draped bust of Gallienus left; between them, laureate and draped bust of Valerian II right.
Reverse Legend:     MIC/ΤΩΝ AΠIC/T Ω N NIKAIEΩN
Reverse Description:     Three agonistic crowns, each containing two palms, set on ornaer,
Primary Reference:     cf. Weiser, Nikaia 262
Reference2:     cf. RG 822-4 bis
Reference3:     cf. SNG Hunterian 1140
Reference4:     cf. SNG VA 721; cf. SNG Cop 537 (all examples AE Tetrassaria)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=114892
Grade:     VF, dark green patina, light overall roughness
Notes:     Sale: Triton XI, Lot: 469 Unique as a medallion. From the J.S. Wagner Collection. Ex Thomas Ollive Mabbott Collection (Part I, Hans Schulman, 6 June 1969), lot 1164; MÜnzen und Medaillen XIII (17 June 1954), lot 878.