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ID:     77000449
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     CORINTH
City:     Corinth
Issuer:     Pseudo-autonomous issue
Date Ruled:     34-31 BC
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     As
Date Struck:     AD 34-31
Weight:     6.76 g
Die Axis:     8 h
Obverse Description:     Head of Aphrodite right, hair pulled back in ponytail, wearing pearl necklace
Reverse Legend:     L CAECIL NIGR/ C HEIO P AM (AM ligate) above, II VIR
Reverse Description:     Bellerophon on Pegasus flying right, holding spear in right hand and preparing to strike the Chimaera standing left below.
Primary Reference:     RPC I 1128 var. (ethnic on obv.)
Reference2:     Amandry VIc (unlisted dies)
Reference3:     cf. BCD Corinth 329
Reference4:     BMC 496-7 var. (same); cf. Lanz 97, lot 267
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=114872
Grade:     Good VF, dark green patina with traces of olive overtones, adjustment marks on reverse, a hint of smoothing on the obverse, but not enough to remove every trace of ethnic were it there in the first place
Notes:     Sale: Triton XI, Lot: 449 Apparently unique without the obverse ethnic. From the Patrick Villemur Collection.