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E-auction 353-266715 - ANTIOCHIA Demi-follis ou demi-nummus

ANTIOCHIA Demi-follis ou demi-nummus VF/AU
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Estimate : 55 €
Price : 16 €
Maximum bid : 16 €
End of the sale : 20 January 2020 14:37:30
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Demi-follis ou demi-nummus
Date: 311-312
Mint name / Town : Antioche
Metal : copper
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,53 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable. Patine verte
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : GENIO AN-TIOCHENI.
Obverse description : La Tyche d’Antioche vue de face, tourelée, drapée assise sur un rocher ; à ses pieds, L’Oronte, nageant à droite, tournant la tête à gauche.
Obverse translation : “Genio Antiocheni”, (Au Génie d’Antioche).


Reverse legend : APOLLONI - SANCTO/ -|E/ SMA.
Reverse description : Apollon debout de face, tourné à gauche, vêtu du chiton et du peplos, tenant une patère de la main droite et une lyre de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Apollini Sancto”, (À l’Apollon saint).


Poids léger. Pour cette émission J. Van Heesch a répertorié 96 exemplaires pour les dix officines. J. Van Heesch, Une frappe semi-autonome sous Maximin Daza, RBN, Bruxelles 1975, p. 105-106, n° 3c pl. XI.

Historical background


(Fourth century)

Antioch was founded in 300 BC by Seleucus I.. It was the capital of the Seleucid Empire before becoming one of the Roman province of Syria. Syria was annexed by Pompey in 64 BC Under the Empire, Antioch is one of the most populated cities of the Empire with 200,000 to 300,000 inhabitants. Metropolis of the Roman East, it was also a city threatened by invasions. Parthians and Sassanids threatened or seized the city. She was Christianized as early Alexandria. The cosmopolitan city, was the culmination of all the caravans of the East. In the early fourth century, it passed successively into the hands of Diocletian, Galerius, Maximin II, Licinius I and finally Constantine.

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