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Home > Catalog > Greek Coins > Geographic - All Periods > Anatolia > Phrygia > Apameia > GB81555
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 163; SNGvA 3468; BMC Phrygia p. 76, 37; HGC 7 670, gVF, attractive dark patina, Phrygia, Apameia (Dinar, Turkey) mint, weight 7.886g, maximum diameter 20.9mm, die axis 0o, Andronikos, son of Alkios, 88 - 40 B.C.; obverse bust of Athena 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











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