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bgr_762011 - PHRYGIA - APAMEIA Demi-unité

PHRYGIA - APAMEIA Demi-unité XF/VF
120.00 €(Approx. 128.40$ | 100.80£)
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Type : Demi-unité
Date: c. 150-149 AC.
Mint name / Town : Apamée, Syrie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,66 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan à bords biseautés, à l’usure plus marquée au revers qu’au droit. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête tourelée de Tyché à droite.

Reverse


Reverse description : Soldat (phalangiste) debout à gauche, casqué, tenant une lance et un bouclier.
Reverse legend : APAMEWN.
Reverse translation : (d’Apamée).

Commentary


Poids léger.

Historical background


PHRYGIA - APAMEIA

(2nd - 1st century BC)

Apamea, located at the crossroads of several important roads in Asia Minor, was founded by Antiochus I (280-261 BC), in memory of his mother, Apama, the wife of Seleucus Nicator, the founder of the dynasty. Seleucid. The city was located near the source of the Meander. After the Peace of Apamea in 188 BC, the city came under Attalid rule and followed the fate of the Kingdom of Pergamum. After 133 BC, it was part of the Roman province of Asia.

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