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ID:     77000555
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     BYZACIUM
City:     Hadrumentum
Issuer:     Augustus
Date Ruled:     27 -14 BC-AD
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     Sestertius
Date Struck:     12-8 BC
Weight:     29.48 g
Die Axis:     9 h
Obverse Legend:     HADR AVGVSTVS
Obverse Description:     Bare head of Augustus to right; simpulum at point of bust; apex to left
Reverse Legend:     CAESAR
Reverse Description:     Bare head of Divus Julius Caesar to left; lituus at point of bust; six-rayed star to right
Primary Reference:     RPC I 771
Reference2:     MAA 79 corr. (no simpulum)
Reference3:     M√úller, Afrique 30
Reference4:     SNG Cop -
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=114978
Grade:     VF, dark green patina with orange overtones
Notes:     Sale: Triton XI, Lot: 555 Extremely rare. From the Patrick Villemur Collection. Ex Triton III (30 November 1999), lot 805 .Since the simpulum is not visible on the illustrated specimen, the authors of RPC made no mention of it in their attribution. The present coin is the only specimen struck well enough for all details to be visible.