ad Lycus, , Time of , 14 - 37 A.D.
on the Lycus was the ancient Hellenistic of Pacatiana, in Anatolia near the modern village of Eskihisar, Denizli Province, Turkey. It is one of the Seven churches of mentioned in the Book of Revelation.
A is a double-headed ax, also known to the classical Greeks as a or sagaris, and to the Romans as a .RP84894. Bronze AE 14, 2910; p. 288, 59; 512; 348, VF, attractive black surfaces, some light marks, areas of slight , earthen deposits, 3.146 g, maximum 14.3 mm, Laodikeia mint, magistrate of Pythes, son of Pythes; Aphrodite standing left, dove in extended right hand, B over ΠYΘ (magistrate Pythes II) on left, ΛAO∆IKEΩN downward on right; river god Lykos in wolf form, across shoulder, all within laurel ; ex Numismatics e-sale 27, lot 257; ; $100.00 (€89.00)
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 . 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. auction 92 (22 Apr 2013), lot 1117; $80.00 (€71.20)
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), 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 ; $70.00 (€62.30)
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