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    PHOENICIA. Caesarea ad Libanum. Antoninus Pius (AD 138-161). Æ 23mm (13.54 gm). Dated CY 467 (AD 155/6). Laureate head right / Soldier standing facing, head left, holding benificiarius standard and bow; date in left field. Rouvier 722. SNG Copenhagen 149 var. (date). Green patina. Very Fine.

    The object held by the soldier on this rare issue can be readily identified as a benificiarius standard -- a special ceremonial spear that identified the soldier as a benificiarius, part of an officer elite that was tasked with keeping records, accounts, and managing the affairs of the Roman army.


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