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bgr_666878 - PHRYGIA - APAMEIA Unité

PHRYGIA - APAMEIA Unité VF
80.00 €(Approx. 85.60$ | 68.80£)
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Type : Unité
Date: c. 88-40 AC.
Mint name / Town : Apamée, Phrygie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 23,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 7,67 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, ovale, centré. Usure régulière. Joli revers. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Zeus (Jupiter) à droite.

Reverse


Reverse description : Statue cultuelle d'Artémis-Anaïtis (Athéna) debout de face.
Reverse legend : APAMEWN.
Reverse translation : (d’Apamée).

Commentary


Nous avons normalement deux magistrats sur ce type de revers qui ne sont pas visibles sur notre exemplaire.

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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