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ID:     PR59
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     BITHYNIA
City:     Nicomedia
Issuer:     Domitian
Date Ruled:     AD 81-96
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     Assarion
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 81-96
Diameter:     22 mm
Weight:     5.25 g
Obverse Legend:     [A]VT ΔOMITIANOΣ KAIΣAΡ ΣEB [ΓEΡ]M
Obverse Description:     Radiate head of Domitian right
Reverse Legend:     H M[HT]ΡOΠOΛIΣ KAI ΠΡΩTH BEIΘYNIAΣ / NKO / MH
Reverse Description:     Serpent on prow, left; above, NKO and MH
Mint:     Nicomedia
Primary Reference:     RPC 660 var. (ΓEΡM, not ΓEΡ)
Reference2:     SNG VA 742 var
Reference3:     Rec Gen -
Photograph Credit:     ImperialCoins.com
Notes:     Minor legend variant of the listed specimens. Only one of those seven coins has a radiate portrait like our coin; only one of the other six has the spelling ?POTH rather than ?POTH like ours