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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Phrygia| > |Apameia| > GB82256
Apameia, Phrygia, c. 133 - 48 B.C.
Rome received Apamea 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. Apamea is mentioned in the Talmud (Ber. 62a, Niddah, 30b and Yeb. 115b). 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. Christianity was very likely established early in the city, and Saint Paul probably visited the place, for he went throughout Phrygia. The city's decline dates from the local disorganization of the empire in the 3rd century.
GB82256. Bronze AE 22, BMC Phrygia p. 80, 69; SNG Cop 183; SGCV II 5121, VF, Phrygia, Apameia (Dinar, Turkey) mint, weight 7.041g, maximum diameter 22.0mm, die axis 45o, c. 133 - 48 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Zeus right; reverse AΠAME − HPAKΛEI / EΓΛO, cultus-statue of Artemis Anaitis facing; SOLD

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