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ID:     43-095
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     Syria, Coele Syria
City:     Heliopolis
Issuer:     Gallienus
Date Ruled:     253-268
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE 27
Date Struck:     253-268
Diameter:     27 mm
Weight:     17.20 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     IMP CAES SP LIC GALLIENVS PF AVG
Obverse Description:     Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Reverse Legend:     COL IVL AVG FEL HEL / CERT · SACR ·/CAP · OEC ·/ISE · HEL ·
Reverse Description:     three agonistic urns, each containing palm
Primary Reference:     SNG München 1045
Reference2:     De Saulcy 3
Reference3:     SNG Cop 441
Photograph Credit:     Agora Auctions, Inc.
Source:     http://agoraauctions.com
Grade:     F/VF
Notes:     (1) Agora Auction 43: Lot No. 95; (2) Heliopolis, as well as several other eastern cities, held their own, smaller, versions of the Iselastic Games. The primary cults in Heliopolis were Jupiter, Venus, and Bacchus. The celebrations here were in honor of Jupiter.; (3) Ex Amphora Coins