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Pseudo-Autonomous Roman Provincial
Pseudo-autonomous (or quasi-autonomous) coins were coins struck under the Roman empire by cities or provinces for local use, which do not bear the emperor's portrait or titles - usually replacing them with a famous local citizen (e.g. - Homer), personifications of the Senate or the people, Apollo, Athena, etc. The coinage carries the city or province name, usually on the reverse but occasionally on the obverse. These issues were contemporaneous with the normal Roman provincial issues depicting the emperor, struck from the first through third centuries A.D.