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ID:     35-172
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     Syria, Phoenicia
City:     Ace-Ptolemais
Issuer:     Municipal issue
Date Ruled:     1st century A.D.
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE 16
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 54-68
Diameter:     16 mm
Weight:     2.09 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Legend:     [I]OVI [AVGVS]
Obverse Description:     Nike advancing right, holding palm and wreath
Reverse Legend:     COL COS CLA
Reverse Description:     winged caduceus between two crossed cornucopias
Primary Reference:     Seyrig, RN 1969, 47-8
Reference2:     RPC 4751
Reference3:     Kadman -
Reference4:     Rosenberger -; Rouvier -
Photograph Credit:     Agora Auctions, Inc.
Source:     http://agoraauctions.com
Grade:     aVF
Notes:     (1) Agora Auction 35: Lot No. 172; (2) RPC records seven specimens of this rare type, but there has been at least one additional example to appear on the market in recent years. Seyrig missed the type in his corpus of the mint (H. Seyrig, "Le monnayage de Ptolémaïs in Phénicie," RN 1962, pp. 25-50), at the time not realizing the coin was from Ake-Ptolemaïs, but later cited two specimens in "Monnaies hellénistiques," RN 1969, pp. 47-9, nos. 47-8, fig. 9. (3) From the Kenneth Miller Collection of Ake-Ptolemaïs and Related Biblical Coins.