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Tranquillina, Augusta, May 241 - 25 February 244 A.D., Tarsos, Cilicia
Sandan was a Hittite-Babylonian sun, storm, or warrior god, also perhaps associated with agriculture. The Greeks equated Sandan with Herakles (Hercules). At Tarsus an annual festival honored Sandan-Herakles, which climaxed when an image of the god was burned on a funeral pyre.
RP21804. Bronze AE 31, SNGvA
6057, BMC Lycaonia
293, aVF, Tarsos (Tarsus, Mersin, Turkey) mint, weight
11.085g, maximum diameter
30.5mm, die axis
, May 241 - 25 Feb 244 A.D.; obverse
CABEINIAN TPANKVILLEIN[...] CEB, diademed and draped bust
TAPCOV MHTPOΠOΛEΩC, pyre of Sandan
on top and canopy supported by two attendants, BΓ and AMK in field
; brown patina
Catalog current as of Wednesday, January 17, 2018.
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