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ID:     73000709
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     BITHYNIA
City:     Nicaea
Issuer:     Messalina
Date Ruled:     AD Augusta, 41-48
Metal:     Bronze
Date Struck:     AD circa 47-48
Diameter:     32 mm
Weight:     22.71 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Legend:     ΜΕΣΣΑΛΕΙΝΑ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗ ΝΕΑ ΗΡΑ
Obverse Description:     Draped bust left, hair in long plait
Reverse Legend:     Γ ΚΑΔΙΟΣ ΡΟΨΦΟΣ ΑΝΘYΠΑΤΟΣ, ΝΕΙΚΑΙΕΩΝ
Reverse Description:     FaÇade of basilica: a two story tetrastyle central bay with two story wings flanking; inscribed entablature above
Primary Reference:     RPC I 2034 (same obv. die as plate coin)
Reference2:     RG 33 var. (bust type)
Reference3:     SNG Cop -
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=91193
Grade:     Fine, green and brown patina, rough
Notes:     Sale: CNG 73, Lot: 709 Extremely rare; only the second example known. C. Cadius Rufus, proconsul.