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A copper coin of the emperor Septimius Severus from Nikopolis ad Istrum with a  reverse showing Eros leaning on a column Coin Type: Copper AE16 of Septimius Severus, 193-211 CE
Mint and Date: Nikopolis ad Istrum in Lower Moesia.
Size and Weight: 16mm, 3.18g
Obverse: AV KAIC CEVHPO
Laureate head right.
Reverse: NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC I
Nude, winged Eros standing right, resting with folded arms on a column, lighted torch held downwards to right of column.
Provenance: Vauctions (Barry Murphy), auction #252, lot 33, 16 September 2010.
Ref: Varbanov I (English) —; AMNG I —; Hristova/Jekov (2009) 8.14.16.9, obverse die variant, same reverse die; (2011) 8.14.16.12.
BW Ref: 101 052 165
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