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ID:     PRV-281
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     Ionia
City:     Smyrna
Issuer:     Britannicus
Date Ruled:     A.D. 41-55
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     Ae16
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 50 - 54
Diameter:     16 mm
Weight:     3.09 g
Obverse Description:     Bare head facing right
Reverse Legend:     ΕΠΙΦΛΙΣΤΟV ΕΙΚΑΔΙΟΣ
Reverse Description:     Nike advancing right carrying trophy over her shoulder
Primary Reference:     RPC 2476 (Nero Caesar)
Reference2:     Vagi 650
Reference3:     SNG Copenhagen 1351
Reference4:     SNG von Aulock 7995
Notes:     The RPC disputes the identification that this obverse is Britannicus, and identifies it instead as Nero. Comparable examples of early Nero reveal a noteworthy dissimilarity between the two portraits; without an inscription, though, either is possible.