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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Cilicia| > RP81289
Valerian I, c. September253 - Apr, May or June 260 A.D., Anazarbos, Cilicia
ET BOC is the date, year 272 of Rome. The era began in 19 B.C. when the city was visited by Augustus, refounded and renamed Caesarea, dating this coin to 253 - 254 A.D. The inscription AMK is a boast of the city, meaning First, Greatest, and Most Beautiful (PRWTH MEGISTH KALLISTH).
RP81289. Bronze AE 28, SNG BnF 2155, SNG Levante 1516, VF, Anazarbos mint, weight 14.363g, maximum diameter 27.9mm, die axis 0o, 253 - 254 A.D.; obverse AVT K OVAΛEPIANOC CE, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse ANAZAPB OV ET BOC, Dionysus seated right on panther, Γ / Γ and A / M / K in fields; rare; SOLD

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