, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D., , , Gaius
Strabo wrote, was a place of great trade in the Roman province of , next in importance to . Its commerce was owing to its position on the great road to , and it was also the center of other roads.RP77314. Bronze AE 21, 3129, 3484, p. 93, 139, 7033, -, aVF, green , earthen encrustation, 5.986 g, maximum 21.0 mm, 0o, , mint, ΣEBAΣTOΣ, laureate of right; ΓAIOΣ KAIΣAP ΓAIOΣ MAΣΩNIOΣ POYΦOΣ AΠAMEΩN, Gaius in facing ; $135.00 (€120.15)
, 13 October 54 - 9 June 68 A.D., Ankyra,
minted its first coinage under and this with a young portrait and the name in the emperor's titles may have been the first struck by the city.RP84539. Bronze AE 19, 3108; 135; 8227; 7019; IV p. 220, 152, VF, attractive young portrait of , flaw upper left, 4.200 g, maximum 19.0 mm, 0o, (Ankara, Turkey) mint, magistrate Klaudios Artemidoros, c. 55 - 60 A.D.; NEPΩNA KΛAY∆ION KAICAPA ANKYPANΩN, right; EΠI KΛAY∆IOY APTEMI∆ΩPOY IEPEΩC, Zeus standing left, nude, downward in right hand, long in left hand; $125.00 (€111.25)
ad Lycus, , c. 189 - 133 B.C.
The animal on the is identified as a in the references. , however, notes "or wolf?" It is almost certainly the river god Lycus in the form of wolf.GB67148. Bronze AE 12, 341 ( or wolf), BMC Laodiceia p. 283, 22 ( ), 496 ( ), -, VF, 1.600 g, maximum 12.3 mm, 0o, Laodikeia mint, c. 189 - 133 B.C.; turreted of (or Aphrodite or Kybele) right; ΛAO∆I/KEΩN, river god Lycus seated left, raising right foreleg; very ; $80.00 (€71.20)
, 25 January 41 - 13 October 54 A.D., Cadi,
Cadi (Gediz, Turkey) was near the sources of the Hermus at the foot of Mount Dindymus. Gediz suffered major earthquakes in 1866, 1896, 1944, and 1970. The 7.2 magnitude earthquake on 28 March 1970 killed 1,086 people and left 1,260 people wounded and many thousands homeless. The town was relocated after the destruction to a new place 7 km away under the name "Yeni Gediz" (Turkish: New Gediz).RP73085. Bronze AE 24, p. 119, 16 (same die?); 3063; 248, VF, 4.336 g, maximum 24.1 mm, 0o, Cadi mint, magistrate Meliton Asklepiadou, c. 50 - 54 A.D.; KΛAY∆IOC KAICAP, laureate right; EΠI MEΛITΩNOC ACKΛHΠIA∆OY (magistrate Meliton, son of Asklepiados), Zeus Laodiceus standing left, in right hand, in left hand, KA−∆O/HNΩN flanking upwards in two lines one before and one behind Zeus; $80.00 (€71.20)
Laodikeia on the Lykos, , c. 133 - 67 B.C.
on the Lycus was located in the Hellenistic regions of and , which later became the Roman Province of Pacatiana. In 188 B.C., the city passed to the Kingdom of . After 133 B.C. it fell under Roman control. It suffered greatly during the Mithridatic Wars but quickly recovered under the dominion of Rome. Towards the end of the Roman Republic and under the first emperors, , benefiting from its advantageous position on a trade route, became one of the most important and flourishing commercial cities of . It contained one of the Seven churches of mentioned in the Book of Revelation.GB77497. Bronze AE 14, 506, 741 (S), 3805 var. (rev leg arrangement), p. 286, 44 var. (same), VF, dark green with earthen highlighting, 3.063 g, maximum 14.0 mm, 0o, Laodikeia (near Denizli, Turkey) mint, c. 133 - 67 B.C.; laureate of , long curls down neck; ΛAO∆IKEΩN, ; ex Divus Numismatic, ex H. D. Rauch auction 92 (22 Apr 2013), lot 1117; $80.00 (€71.20)
, 1 July 69 - 24 June 79 A.D., ,
RP77369. Bronze AE 26, 1389; 210; 3491; 152; p. 95, 150, , nice portrait for grade, nice green , 9.728 g, maximum 25.9 mm, 0o, of mint, struck under Varus, Praetorian Legate; AYTOKPATΩP KAIΣAP ΣEBAΣTOΣ OYEΣΠAΣIANOΣ, laureate right; EΠI ΠΛANKIOY OYAPOY KOINON ΦPYΓIAΣ AΠAMEIΣ, bundle of five stalks of grain; $75.00 (€66.75)
Peltai, , 188 - 133 B.C.
The location of Peltai is unknown but it was probably on the Meander River. In 188 B.C., in accordance with the Treaty of Apameia, Peltai came under the rule of the Kingdom. In 133 B.C., Attalos III bequeathed his kingdom, including Peltai, to the Roman Republic.GB69814. Bronze AE 18, , 755 (R1); p. 347, 7 (Zeus); SGCV 5169; -; -; -; -; -, F, dark green , 2.927 g, maximum 18.0 mm, 0o, Peltae mint, 188 - 133 B.C.; of bearded Herakles right; ΠEΛTH/NΩN, club with upward, skin draped over ; from the Butte College Foundation, ex ; ; $60.00 (€53.40)
Abbaitis, , 2nd Century B.C.
In the chaotic period after Alexander's death, northern was overrun by , eventually to become the province of . The former capital, Gordium, was captured and destroyed by the Gauls soon afterward and disappeared from history. In 188 B.C., the southern remnant of came under the control of the Attalids of . In 133 B.C., the remnants of passed to Rome. For purposes of provincial administration the Romans maintained a divided , attaching the northeastern to the province of and the western portion to the province of .GB59298. Bronze AE 20, p. 1, 1 ff.; 1; 3330, VF, nice green , 6.452 g, maximum 19.9 mm, 180o, Abbaitis mint, laureate of Zeus right; MUSWN / ABBAITWN and thunderbolt within ; $60.00 (€53.40)
, 25 January 41 - 13 October 54 A.D., Aizanis,
Aizanoi (Cavdarhisar, Turkey) was an important political and economic center in Roman times. Surviving remains from the period include a well-preserved Temple of Zeus, an unusual combined theater-stadium complex, and a macellum inscribed with the Edict of .RP90552. Bronze AE 20, 3088; p. 34, 85; 83; Von Aulock Aizanoi 40; 872, VF, some roughness, 4.234 g, maximum 19.8 mm, 315o, Aizanoi (Cavdarhisar, Turkey) mint, magistrate Klaudios Hierax; AIZANITAI − KΛAY∆ION KAICKAPA, laureate right; EΠI KΛAY∆I−OY − IEPAKOC, Zeus of Aezanis standing facing, left, in extended right hand, long vertical behind in left hand; $60.00 (€53.40)
Apameia, , c. 133 - 48 B.C.
was a goddess of virginity, women's concerns, the and the underworld. The enigmatic cult statue covered in apparent fertility was a unique combination of the Greek virgin-huntress with an indigenous Anatolian goddess.GB70874. Bronze AE 22, p. 84, 88; 5121, aVF, 6.209 g, maximum 22.4 mm, 0o, Apameia mint, c. 133 - 48 B.C.; laureate of Zeus right; AΠAME − MHNO∆O/MENEMA, cultus-statue of Anaitis facing; $45.00 (€40.05)
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