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Mesopotamia, Hatra, SNG Copenhagen 232
AE 23
struck beginn - mid of 2nd century AD
obv. HTR DSMS (= Hatra of Shamash, city name in Aramaic)
Bust of Shamash, draped, radiate, r.
rev. big turned down SC, above eagle with opened wings stg. frontal, head l., all in laurel-wreath.
SNG Copenhagen 232; Slocum series 1, Walker type A
about VF, thick dark green patina

Hatra was an independent kingdom between Parthia and the Roman Syria. This coin is said to have been struck after the unsuccessfull siege by Trajan AD 117. The eagle above the turned down SC then is the symbol of this victory and not an error of the die-cutter.
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