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ID:     20197
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Ancient Imitations
Issuer:     Imitating Tiberius
Date Ruled:     A.D. 14-37
Denomination:     As
Diameter:     21.4 mm
Weight:     3.721 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     CAESAR AVGVSTVS [DIVI F PATER PATRIAE]
Obverse Description:     Laureate head of Tiberius? right
Reverse Legend:     PONTIF MAXIM [...] / S - C
Reverse Description:     Upright winged caduceus
Mint:     illegal
Primary Reference:     RIC 231ff cf. (Augustus for obverse legend
Reference2:     RIC 053 cf. (and similar for reverse)
Photograph Credit:     FORUM ANCIENT COINS
Source:     http://www.forumancientcoins.com/catalog/roman-and-greek-coins.asp?zpg=19413
Notes:     A puzzling ancient counterfeit. This type of obverse legend was officially used only at Lugdunum for Augustus, but the portrait seems to be that of Tiberius. The reverse copies the common ases of Rome struck during Tiberius' sole reign.