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2142A IONIA, Miletus. Hadrian Ae 36 Zeus standing
Reference.
BMC - ;SNG von Aulock- ;SNG Copenhagen -; SNG France- ;RPC - ; RPC III, 2142A.

Obv. AΔPIANOC KAICAP ΟΛΥΜΠΙΟC
Laureate head right.

Rev: POVΦOV TO B ΜΙΛΗ- CΙΩΝ ΕΠΙ
Zeus standing right, wearing chlamys, holding thunderbolt, and resting hand on hip.

26.25 gr
36 mm
6h

Note.
The worship of Hadrian as 'Zeus Olympios' in the east of the empire was also practiced in Miletus. A proof of this is this coinage, which the emperor explicitly names as 'ΟΛΙΜΠΙΟC'. In addition, the archaeological excavations in Miletus have been used to discover a large number of household altars who had been consecrated to Hadrian, who had inscriptions such as "The Caesar Trajan Hadrian Sebastos Zeus Olympios" (Friesen, Imperial Cults, p. 177)
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FlaviusDomitianus  [Jul 28, 2017 at 04:45 PM]
Impressive coin, congrats!
Randygeki(h2)  [Aug 05, 2017 at 06:37 AM]
Very cool!
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