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ID:     779706
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     BITHYNIA
City:     Nicaea
Issuer:     Gordian III
Date Ruled:     AD 238-244
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     Hectassarion
Date Struck:     AD 238-244
Diameter:     33 mm
Weight:     18.23 g
Die Axis:     2 h
Obverse Legend:     M ANT ΓΟΡΔΙANVS AVΓ
Obverse Description:     Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust left, seen from front, holding spear forward and shield decorated with aegis
Reverse Legend:     NIKAIEΩΝ
Reverse Description:     Heracles reclining left on lion right, extending hand to Victory with arms raised kneeling right at knee, and holding club
Primary Reference:     Weiser, Nicaea -
Reference2:     RG 710/700 (obv./rev
Reference3:     same dies)
Reference4:     SNG Cop -
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=95416
Grade:     VF, black-green patina with olive green overtones
Notes:     Very rare reverse type.