Septimius Severus, AD 192-211. Roman provincial Æ 20.2 mm, 5.62 gm, 12 h. Bithynia, Nicaea AD 193-211. Obv: ΑΥ ΚΛ CЄΠ CЄΥΗΡΟC CЄB, laureate head, right. Rev: ΝΙΚΑΙЄΩΝ, Asklepios standing facing, head left, holding serpent-staff. Ref: Rec. Gen. 333; Mionnet Suppl. 5, 589. While I don't have access to the relevant volume of RPC,* SNG von Aulock, or Lindgren, it's not on Wildwinds and I can't find an example at acsearchinfo or at asiaminorcoins.com. Would anyone with access to these references for Nicaea in Bithynia be so kind as to let me know if this coin appears therein? I am, however, able to access the online version of RG book 1, volume 3 (page 440), where it is listed as #333, citing a retouched specimen in Milan, an Æ 21 mm with illegible obverse legend. In addition, it is listed in Mionnet suppl. 5 (p. 109), where it is listed as #589, citing Vaillant and also noting an incomplete obverse legend. Interestingly, while the British Museum does not have an example of my coin, they do have a larger coin (1.15 in = 29 mm) of Julia Domna with the same reverse type (BMC 13.162,65). I guess what I'm trying to ascertain is how rare this thing might be. Is there another example online anywhere? If the Recueil général and Mionnet are the only citations for this coin, then that would mean that the complete obverse inscription is only attested by my particular example. Questions I have: Is the specimen in Milan with the illegible obverse legend cited by Waddington (Rec. Gen.) the same one belonging to Vaillant as cited by Mionnet? Who was Vaillant, anyway? What does N.g. mean in the Mionnet listing? Are there any other examples of this coin? Post anything you feel is relevant! ~~~ *Unfortunately, RPC volume V.2 is not yet available at the online version of RPC.