Abila of the Decapolis, Faustina Jr. AE, Meshorer PLATE Coin!, Scarce VF, 162/163 C.E. SOLD

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FAUSTINA JR., ABILA OF THE DECAPOLIS AE, 162/163 C.E. Meshorer 211 - the PLATE coin, Sofaer 8, Spijkerman 6, Very Fine, 16.3mm, 2.86 grams  PLATE coin for Meshorer "City Coins of Eretz Yisrael and the Decapolis in the Roman Period"

Obverse: ΦΑΥСΤЄΙΝΑ СЄΒΑСΤΗ around draped bust of Faustina Junior to right

Reverse: Bunch of grapes on stem, СЄΛЄYK ΑΒΙΛΑ ϚΚС around (date 226 = 162/163 C.E.)

Nice example of this scarcer city depicting grapes which were Abila's chief export commodity. Quite unusual this small city coin to have the FULL inscription on both obverse and reverse!

This is the PLATE coin for Meshorer "City Coins of Eretz Yisrael and the Decapolis in the Roman Period" - see also attached photo, as well as a photo of what Abila looks like today.