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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
, c. 133 - 48 B.C.; obverse
of Zeus right; reverse
AΠAME − HPAKΛEI / EΓΛO, cultus-statue of Artemis
Anaitis facing; SOLD
Catalog current as of Saturday, May 25, 2019.
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