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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Severan Period| > |Diadumenian| > SH30390
Diadumenian, Mid May - 8 June 218 A.D., Hierapolis, Cyrrhestica, Syria
|Diadumenian|, |Diadumenian,| |Mid| |May| |-| |8| |June| |218| |A.D.,| |Hierapolis,| |Cyrrhestica,| |Syria|, Modern Membij, was renamed Hierapolis, (Holy City) by Seleucus Nicator and his wife Stratonice when they built a temple for the goddess of fertility and water, Atargatis (dea Syria). The city retained the name Hierapolis for only a few hundred years. Religious ceremonies before Roman times may have included child sacrifice. -- The Syro-Phoenician Tetradrachms and Their Fractions by Michael and Karin Prieur
SH30390. Billon tetradrachm, Prieur 945 (3 spec.), Bellinger Syrian 107, SNG Cop -, BMC Galatia -, gVF, Cyrrhestica, Hierapolis-Bambyce (Membij, Syria) mint, weight 13.056g, maximum diameter 25.8mm, die axis 0o, Middle May - 8 Jun 218 A.D.; obverse AYT K M OΠE ANTΩNEINOC, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse ∆HMAPX EΞ YΠATOC (holder of Tribunitian power, consul), eagle standing facing, wings spread, head right, wreath in beak, lion beneath; rare; SOLD











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