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bgr_666881 - PHRYGIA - APAMEIA Unité

PHRYGIA - APAMEIA Unité VF
75.00 €(Approx. 84.75$ | 63.75£)
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Type : Unité
Date: c. 133-48 AC.
Mint name / Town : Apamée, magistrats Andronikos et Alkiou
Metal : bronze or copper
Diameter : 22,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 8,27 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale, centré. Usure régulière. Joli revers. Patine verte
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


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

Historical background


Phrygia - Apamea

(Second - first century BC)

Apamea, located at the crossroads of several important routes of Asia Minor, was founded by Antiochus I (280-261 BC), in memory of his mother, Apama, 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 fell under domination Attalid and followed the fate of the kingdom of Pergamum. After 133 BC, it became part of the Roman province of Asia.

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