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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Thrace & Moesia| > |Philippopolis| > RP16737
Elagabalus, 16 May 218 - 11 March 222 A.D., Philippopolis, Thrace
The reverse legend refers to the Kendreisian and the Pythian games, held at Philippopolis in honor of Apollo (assimilated with the Thracian god Kendrisos).

The features of the obverse coin have been recut (tooled) to make them appear less worn.
RP16737. Bronze 8 assaria, Mionnet Suppl. II 1630, Varbanov 1446 var, tooled, Philippopolis (Plovdiv, Bulgaria) mint, weight 21.734g, maximum diameter 36.6mm, die axis 45o, obverse AYT K M AYP M A − ANTΩNEINOC CEB, radiate and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus right, from behind; reverse KEN∆PEIXEIA ΠYΘIA EN ΦIΛIΠΠO ΠOΛINEΩ/KOPΩ, octastyle temple of Apollo Kendrisos with acroteria and disk in the pediment; obverse tooled, natural green patina on reverse, flan crack at 9:00; rare; SOLD

Catalog current as of Wednesday, October 16, 2019.
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