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Apameia, Phrygia, c. 88 - 40 B.C.
Rome received Apameia with the Pergamene Kingdom in 133 B.C., but sold it to Mithridates V of Pontus, who held it till 120 BC. After the Mithridatic Wars it became a great center for trade, largely carried on by resident Italians and Jews. By order of Flaccus, nearly 45 kilograms of gold, intended by Jews for the Temple in Jerusalem was confiscated in Apamea in 62 B.C.
GB81555. Bronze AE 21, SNG Cop
3468; BMC Phrygia
p. 76, 37; HGC 7
670, gVF, attractive dark patina
, Apameia (Dinar, Turkey) mint, weight
7.886g, maximum diameter
20.9mm, die axis
, Andronikos, son of Alkios, 88 - 40 B.C.; obverse bust
right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet and aegis
; reverse eagle
alighting right on to basis ornamented with a maeander pattern, star
above, basis flanked by caps of the Dioskouroi with stars above, AΠAMEΩN above, AN∆PONIK AΛKIOY (magistrate) below; SOLD
Catalog current as of Saturday, March 23, 2019.
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