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ID:     20393
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Ancient Imitations
Issuer:     Imitating Tiberius
Date Ruled:     A.D. 14-37
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     Imitative As
Diameter:     28.5 mm
Weight:     10.204 g
Obverse Legend:     TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVST IMP VIII
Obverse Description:     Laureate head left
Reverse Legend:     PONTIF MAXIM TRIBVN POTEST XXXVI (inverted mirror image)/ S C
Reverse Description:     Upright winged caduceus
Mint:     uncertain
Primary Reference:     RIC 053 cf. (official Rome mint 34 - 35 A.D.)
Reference2:     BMCRE 107 cf.
Photograph Credit:     FORUM ANCIENT COINS
Source:     http://www.forumancientcoins.com/catalog/roman-and-greek-coins.asp?zpg=19571
Notes:     A very interesting ancient counterfeit. The style is excellent and exotic but not official. The reverse legend is a mirror image of the original. Found in the Middle East judging by the nice desert patina. More interesting, we have another specimen from the same dies (#9079), which was found in the Middle East as well.