, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D., Antiocheia,
A temple of has been excavated at Antioch, . , the Greek moon-goddess, was female, which seems natural because the female menstrual cycle follows the lunar month. But was a male moon-god, probably originally of the indigenous non-Greek Karian people. By Roman times, was worshiped across Anatolia and in . He was associated with fertility, healing, and punishment. is usually depicted with a crescent moon behind his shoulders, wearing a , and holding a lance or sword in one hand and a pine-cone or in the other. His other attributes include the and cock.RP79936. Bronze AE 23, , group A, XIX/25; 4927; 1205; p. 180, 22; -, VF, nice green , brassy high points, 5.406 g, maximum 22.9 mm, 180o, Antiocheia mint, IMP SEP SEV AVG, laureate, draped, and left; ANTIOCH COLONIAE, standing facing, crescent on shoulders, right, wearing , left foot on , long vertical in right hand, in left hand, rooster left at feet behind; $120.00 (€106.80)
Selge, , c. 300 - 190 B.C.
Selge, on the southern slope of Mount where the river Eurymedon (Köprücay) forces its way through the mountains, was once the most powerful and populous city of . Protected by precipices, torrents, and an army of 20,000 regarded as worthy kinsmen of the Spartans, Selge was never subject to a foreign power until Rome. In the 5th century A.D. Zosimus calls it a little town, but it was strong enough to repel a body of Goths.GS83581. Silver , cf. 251; p. 259, 23 ff.; 630; -; -, VF, 0.972 g, maximum 10.2 mm, 0o, Selge mint, c. 300 - 190 B.C.; facing of ( ) with long hair, resembling or ; of right in crested Athenian helmet, (?) behind, snake(?) below; ex Numismatics e-sale 16, lot 194; $120.00 (€106.80)
, July or August 247 - Late 249 A.D., Antiocheia,
Pisidia's geographic and strategic position made it difficult to maintain peace. To strengthen control, Rome colonized the with military veterans, who were attracted to the by the fertile soil. An important Roman colony, the city was, like Rome, divided into seven quarters called "vici" on seven hills. The formal language was Latin until the end of the 3rd century A.D.RP78010. Bronze AE 27, I/3; 1273; p. 197, 119; 79; 4974, F, , porous, 10.254 g, maximum 26.7 mm, 180o, Antioch in (Yalvac, Turkey) mint, Jul/Aug 247 - Late 249 A.D.; IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS P F , , draped and right, from behind; ANTIOCH COL, Pax advancing left, raising olive branch in right hand, in left hand, wearing long , S - R flanking across ; from the Butte College Foundation, ex ; ; $100.00 (€89.00)
Termessos Major, , c. 238 - 268 A.D.
Alexander the Great likened Termessos, high in the Mountains, to an eagle's nest after he surrounded it but failed to conquer it in 333 B.C. An ally of Rome, Termessos was granted independent status by the Roman Senate in 71 B.C. Independence was maintained continuously for a long time, the only exception being an with Amyntas of (reigned 36-25 BC). This independence is documented also by the coins of Termessos, which bear the title "Autonomous." Termessos was abandoned after its aqueduct was destroyed by an earthquake (date unknown).RP83560. Bronze AE 29, p. 275, 54; 2191 var. (no AVTONOMΩN); 5361 var. (same); 329 var. (same); -; -, gF, , green with earthen highlighting, minor pitting, 13.105 g, maximum 29.2 mm, 180o, Termessos Major mint, c. 238 - 268 A.D.; TEPMHCCEΩN AVTONOMΩN, laureate and bearded of Zeus right, Θ below; TΩN MEIZONΩN, standing slightly left, left, on , rudder in right hand, in left hand, Θ right; ; $100.00 (€89.00)
Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum Turkey 6: Burdur Museum, Vol. 1: , 1: Adada-Prostanna
BK65507. Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum Turkey 6: Burdur Museum, Vol. 1: , 1: Adada - Prostanna, by Huseyin Koker, 2011, 93 pages, 42 plate, NEW; $95.00 (€84.55)
, Augusta July 249 - April/August 253(?) A.D., Baris,
Baris, (modern Isparta, Turkey) was on the Roman road about halfway between Sagalassos and Seleukeia. The town struck bronze provincial and semi-autonomous coinage from to and . There are several remains of Greek Orthodox churches from the and Ottoman periods (14th - 19th century). The fortress is mostly in ruins.RP78011. Bronze AE 24, p. 208, 7; 1401; II 316; 3648; -; -, aF, , corrosion, 6.804 g, maximum 24.0 mm, 0o, Baris (Isparta, Turkey) mint, Jul 249 - Apr/Aug 253(?) A.D.; EPENNIA ETPOVCKIΛΛACE, draped right, wearing ; BAPHNΩN, standing slightly left, left, on , wearing long and , rudder in right hand, in left hand; from the Butte College Foundation, ex ; very ; $90.00 (€80.10)
Selge, , c. 350 - 300 B.C.
Selge, on the southern slope of Mount where the river Eurymedon (Köprücay) forces its way through the mountains, was once the most powerful and populous city of . Protected by precipices, torrents, and an army of 20,000 regarded as worthy kinsmen of the Spartans, Selge was never subject to a foreign power until Rome. In the 5th century A.D. Zosimus calls it a little town, but it was strong enough to repel a body of Goths.GS68737. Silver , 5266 ff.; 1930; 1061; p. 257, 7; cf. 246 ff. (no tongue); 5478, VF, , edge chip, 0.768 g, maximum 10.4 mm, 45o, Selge mint, c. 350 - 300 B.C.; facing of ( ) with protruding tongue; helmeted of right, behind; $75.00 (€66.75)
Komama, , 1st Century B.C.
It appears almost all known examples of this were found in a single hoard.SH64061. Bronze AE 15, 4; 1439, EF, 3.169 g, maximum 14.7 mm, 0o, Komama mint, 1st century B.C.; laureate of Zeus right; left, KO in ; nice green ; ; $55.00 (€48.95)
, Augusta 194 - 8 April 217 A.D., Antiocheia,
Paul of Tarsus gave his first sermon to the (Acts 13:13-52) at in , and visited the city once on each of his missionary journeys, helping to make Antioch a center of early Christianity in Anatolia. Antioch in is also known as Caesareia and in .RP78009. Bronze AE 23, XIX/-; 1126; p. 181, 35 var. (...CAES); 4932 var. (...CA); 36 var. (...CAS), Nice F, , some letters unstruck or partially struck, 4.845 g, maximum 22.8 mm, 0o, Antioch in (Yalvac, Turkey) mint, 194 - 8 Apr 217 A.D.; IVLIA , draped right; ANTIOCH GENI COL CAE, ( of the colony) standing slightly left, left, on , wearing long and , branch in right hand, in left hand; from the Butte College Foundation, ex ; $55.00 (€48.95)
Komama, , 1st Century B.C.
It appears almost all known examples of this were found in a single hoard.GB74642. Bronze AE 15, 4; 1439, aVF, 3.629 g, maximum 14.5 mm, 0o, Komama mint, 1st century B.C.; laureate of Zeus right; left, KO in ; ; $50.00 (€44.50)
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