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bgr_715793 - PHRYGIA - APAMEIA Unité

PHRYGIA - APAMEIA Unité XF
130.00 €(Approx. 140.40$ | 110.50£)
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Type : Unité
Date: c. 133-48 AC.
Mint name / Town : Apamée, magistrats Andronikos et Alkiou
Metal : bronze or copper
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 5,71 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée. Joli portrait. Usure importante mais régulière. Patine marron
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/ ATTA/ EGLO.
Reverse translation : (d’Apamée).

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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