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AE17 of Nero

Bronze AE17, 17mm, 3.3gm, issued c. AD 57.

Obv: NEPΩΝ [KΛΑΥΔΟΙC K]AICAP CEBA, Draped bust of Nero with light beard, right.

Rev: ΘYATEIPHNΩN, Double axe.

References: Sear 593, RPC 2382.

Dark brown patina.

An early issue dated to 55-60. Minted at Thyatira in the Roman province of Asia. The double axe is a symbol of the town. (About 100k NE of Smyrna).

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