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Tiberius Asia earthquake relief sestertius
∆ Sestertius, 28,3g, ō 35mm, 12h, Rome, AD 22-23
Obv.: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVST P M TR POT XXIIII around large S C
Rev.: CIVITATIBVS ASIAE RESTITVTIS, Tiberius laureated seated left, feet on stool holding a patera and a long sceptre
RIC 48 (S); Cohen 70; Sear (RCV I) 1764; Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 56:15

This type publicizes the measures undertaken by Tiberius for the relief of those cities of the province Asia which had been affected by a devastating earthquake in AD 17 centered near the city of Sardis (Sear RCV I and Foss RCH)
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rexesq  [Dec 03, 2010 at 02:34 PM]
Very nice.