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ID:     SSMarkGeZeus
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     MOESIA INFERIOR
City:     Marcianopolis
Issuer:     Septimius Severus
Date Ruled:     AD 193-211
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE 27
Date Struck:     AD 196
Diameter:     27 mm
Die Axis:     4.5 h
Obverse Legend:     AV K . Λ . CEΠ CEVHPOC ΠE
Obverse Description:     Bust laureate, draped, cuirassed, right
Reverse Legend:     V K ΓENTIANOV MAP/KIANOΠOΛITΩN
Reverse Description:     Zeus naked, standing facing, head left, drapery hanging from arm, holding thunderbolt before and a branch behind
Mint:     Markianopolis
Primary Reference:     cf. AMNG 547
Reference2:     cf. Varbanov (E) 763-764
Reference3:     cf. Hristova & Jekov 6.14.1.2
Photograph Credit:     Tom White
Special Comments:     Cosconius Gentianus Reverse die not in standard references.