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ID:     23-061
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     Lydia
City:     Germe
Issuer:     Civic Issue
Date Ruled:     Time of Gordian III, A.D. 238-244
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE 25
Date Struck:     238-244
Diameter:     24.5 mm
Weight:     8.40 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     IEPA ΓEPMH
Obverse Description:     Turreted and draped bust of Tyche right
Reverse Legend:     ΓEPMHNΩN
Reverse Description:     Athena standing left, holding patera and spear, shield leaning at right
Primary Reference:     SNG von Aulock 1096
Reference2:     SNG Righetti 708
Reference3:     SNG BN 956 corr. (described with altar)
Photograph Credit:     Agora Auctions, Inc.
Source:     http://agoraauctions.com
Grade:     VF
Notes:     (1) Agora Auction 23: Lot No. 61; (2) SNG BN lists the description for both 956 and 957 the same; Athena standing left, holding a patera over altar and spear, shield leaning at right. However, the plates show two variations; both with and without an altar. The city of Germe is just as often listed in Lydia as it is in Mysia, in the standard references.