Rare type from
PHRYGIA, Eumeneia (as Fulvia). Bronze (2 Countermarks on obvers)
Fulvia, first wife of Marc Antony, circa 41-40 BC.
(19mm, 6.7g), magistrate Zmertorix, son of Philonidas.
Obvers: Draped bust of Fulvia as Nike with wing behind to right. Rev. [Φ]OVΛOVIANΩΝ / ZMEPTΟΡΙΓΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΝΙΔΟΥ
Revers: Athena advancing to left, holding spear with her right hand and shield in her left.
BMC 20. RPC 3139.
"Fulvia died at Sicyon shortly thereafter. Sometime afterward these coins struck at "Fulvianon" had their ethnic scratched off, and two countermarks were applied: one may be resolved as Eumeneia; the other as Philonidos, although Zmertorix himself has been suggested). These countermarks suggest that, rather than melting down the coinage of Fulvia and striking new coins, a more expeditious solution was required to keep needed currency in circulation."
The first living Roman woman depicted on a coin!