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Commodus, March or April 177 - 31 December 192 A.D., Philippopolis, Thrace
It seems the Philippopolis mint allowed for many slight variations in legends and types. This variation is apparently unpublished, except Varbanov III 1073, with an unknown obverse legend, and RPC Online 7567 lists an example from the Plovdiv National Museum with an uncertain obverse legend variation. Perhaps one or both of those coins match this type, but photos are not available.
RP69759. Bronze assarion, cf. Varbanov III
1073 (R3, no obv.
leg. listed), RPC Online
7567 var. (same, 6 spec., Plovdiv National Museum spec. possible obv. legend
var.), aF, well centered
, light corrosion, small encrustation above head
(Plovdiv, Bulgaria) mint, weight
4.348g, maximum diameter
18.5mm, die axis
AYT KAI Λ AYPHΛI OYHPOC (or similar), laureate head
standing left, phiale
in right hand, cornucopia
in left hand, altar
at feet on left; from the Butte College Foundation, ex-Lindgren; rare
Catalog current as of Thursday, December 14, 2017.
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