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ID:     721149
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     BITHYNIA
City:     Nicaea
Issuer:     Antoninus Pius
Date Ruled:     AD 138-161
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE 29
Struck / Cast:     struck
Diameter:     29 mm
Weight:     12.73 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ Τ ΑΙΛ ΑΔΡ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟC CΕ
Obverse Description:     Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
Reverse Legend:     ΤΟΝ / ΚΤΙCΤΗΝ, ΝΙΚΑΙΕΙC
Reverse Description:     Statue of Dionysus seated left, resting hand on panther standing to left behind him and holding thyrsus, set on car drawn by two elephants
Primary Reference:     Rec Gen 80
Reference2:     SNG Von Aulock 7017
Reference3:     SNG Cop -
Reference4:     BMC -, Weiser -
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=84917
Grade:     VF, black patina, minor roughness
Notes:     Sale: CNG 72, Lot: 1149 Rare. Ex Malter 81 (29 September 2002), lot 417 (expertly conserved since).