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Philip II, July or August 247 - Late 249 A.D., Diocaesarea, Cilicia
Diocaesarea, Cilicia was known as Olba until it was renamed during the reign of Vespasian. According to a legend told by Strabo (Geography, 14.5.10), the temple of Zeus Olbius was founded by Ajax, one of the Greek heroes of the Trojan War. The city and its surrounding territory was a theocracy, ruled by the hereditary priests of the temple.
RP57201. Bronze AE 29, SNG BnF
886, SNG Levante
678, SNG PfPS
27, BMC Lycaonia
-, gF, Cilicia
, Diocaesarea mint, weight
14.238g, maximum diameter
29.0mm, die axis
, as caesar
, 244 - 246 A.D.; obverse
M IOYΛIOC Φ[IΛIΠΠOYC K CE]B, bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust
A∆PIA ∆IOKAICAPEΩN MHT (MHT ligate
), thunderbolt on throne of Zeus Olbios, lions on arms, KENNATΩ in exergue
Catalog current as of Tuesday, January 23, 2018.
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