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ID:     28-061
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     IONIA
City:     Magnesia ad Meandrum
Issuer:     Otacilia Severa
Date Ruled:     AD 244-249
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE 29
Date Struck:     AD 244-249
Diameter:     28.7 mm
Weight:     9.69 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     M ΩTAKI CEYHPA CE
Obverse Description:     Draped bust right, wearing stephane
Reverse Legend:     EΠI ΓP TYXIKOY B NE MAΓNHTΩN
Reverse Description:     Hephaistos seated right, holding tongs in left hand, hammer in right, hammering the brim of an Athenian helmet set on a short column
Primary Reference:     SNG von Aulock 7924 (same dies)
Reference2:     Waddington 1759
Photograph Credit:     Agora Auctions, Inc.
Source:     http://agoraauctions.com
Grade:     Fine
Notes:     (1) Agora Auction 28: Lot No. 61; (2) Malloy's interpretation of the reverse is slightly different. His description has Hephaistos hammering coins instead of a helmet.; (3) Ex Alex Malloy collection, Ex Mabbott collection #1550