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ID:     PrusaSept001
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     BITHYNIA
City:     Prusa ad Olympum
Issuer:     Septimius Severus
Date Ruled:     AD 193-211
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     Æ29
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 193-211
Diameter:     29 mm
Weight:     11.3 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Legend:     ΑΥ Κ Λ CЄ CЄΥΗΡΟC ΠЄ
Obverse Description:     Radiate head right
Reverse Legend:     ΠΡΟΥC-ΑЄΩΝ
Reverse Description:     Athena Pallas standing facing, bowing her head left, right hand holding spear, the ends of her peplos draped over her left arm.
Mint:     Prusa ad Olympum
Primary Reference:     Rec Gen 68
Reference2:     Hunterian 5
Reference3:     BMC -
Reference4:     SNG VA -
Photograph Credit:     Slaven Georgiev /Tom Mullally
Source:     http://ebayitem.com/110767210153
Price Sold For:     71 USD
Date Sold:     Nov. 06, 2011 (10:43:07 PST)
Grade:     Fine
Notes:     Could be a reverse die match to the Rec. Gen. specimen pictured on Plate C, No. 19. Although the present coin has been labeled "bronze," the color of the exposed metal suggests brass. This observation, combined with the large diameter and radiate head, suggests further that the intended denomination was a dupondius.