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ID:     25067
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     SYRIA, COELE SYRIA
City:     Leucas ad Chrysoroas
Issuer:     Pseudo-Autonomous
Date Ruled:     Time of Trajan?
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE14
Struck / Cast:     struck
Diameter:     16.1 mm
Weight:     3.12 g
Obverse Legend:     ΛEVKA∆IWN
Obverse Description:     Radiate male bust right
Reverse Legend:     KΛAV∆IEWN TWN KAI
Reverse Description:     Female bust right, crescent above
Mint:     Leucas
Primary Reference:     RPC I 4465 (refs list as Claudius and Agrippina Jr. RPC notes Trajan resemblance)
Reference2:     Lindgren 2180
Reference3:     SGICV 508 var
Photograph Credit:     FORUM ANCIENT COINS
Source:     http://www.forumancientcoins.com/catalog/roman-and-greek-coins.asp?zpg=23989
Notes:     As noted by Imhoof-Blumer, and reiterated by RPC, the obverse bust has similarities with heads of Trajan. The date had been misread as Claudian, leading to the misattribution as Claudius and Agrippina Jr. The coin is, in fact, probably later. The obverse bust seems to show the facial features of Trajan, wearing the radiate crown of Helios (the sun). The reverse has a crescent-crown over the bust of a woman. Perhaps the image can be viewed as the bust of Plotina, wearing the crescent-crown of Luna (the moon).