Grant, FITA, attributed this extraordinary coin to the province of Asia, an attribution supported by reference to a priest, while Howgego suggested Bithynia (GIC 649), an attribution supported by the unusual large size of the coin, though it is rather thin. The countermark otherwise occurs probably in Europe (BNC, pl. 31, no. 742). The attribution, however, remains uncertain, though the coin would be unusual wherever it comes from. Grant's reading of the end of the rev. legend, ΑΥΤΟΜ ΓΡΑΜ(Μ)ΑΤΕΟΣ (the last word in ligature), is by no means sure.