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ID:     30996
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     Bithynia
City:     Nicaea
Issuer:     Gordian III
Date Ruled:     AD 238-244
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE 18
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 238-244
Diameter:     18 mm
Weight:     3.6 g
Die Axis:     1.5 h
Obverse Legend:     M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC AV
Obverse Description:     Radiate, draped bust right
Reverse Legend:     N/I/K/A/I ΕΩN
Reverse Description:     Legend between four standards, the outer two topped with wreaths, the inner two with a stellate mass covering both standards
Primary Reference:     SGI 3671v
Photograph Credit:     Kurt Ellenberger
Grade:     good
Notes:     This is the third variant of the four standard type. This appears to be a broken die of the central capricorn variant which has formed the stellate mass in the center. This die obviously saw some use before being discarded as I know of one other coin from this same reverse die