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Bust of Fulvia (as Nike) right

Athena standing left, holding shield and spear; ΦOYΛOYIANON in right field, ZMEPTOPIΓOΣ ΦIΛΩNIΔOΥ in two lines in left field.

Phrygia 41, 40 BC




RPC 3139; SNG MŁnchen Ė; BMC 21

Fulvia married Mark Antony in 44 BC, and became an outspoken defender of his interests in Rome while he campaigned in the East. The city name of Eumenea in Phrygia was changed to Fulvia on the occasion of Mark Antony's journey to the east in 41 BC. Fulvia was to die at Sicyon the next year, hence this was a short-lived coinage. Sometime afterward these coins struck at "Fulviana" had their ethnic scratched off, and two countermarks were applied: one may be resolved as Eumeneia; the other as Philonidos, (although Zmertorix himself has been suggested). These countermarks suggest that, rather than melting down the coinage of Fulvia and striking new coins, a more expeditious solution was required to keep needed currency in circulation. This coin was not countermarked
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FlaviusDomitianus  [Aug 03, 2018 at 10:08 PM]
Interesting coin and writeup.
Enodia  [Aug 03, 2018 at 10:21 PM]
Yep, i was about to write the same comment. Nice!
quadrans  [Aug 03, 2018 at 10:25 PM]
Great piece ..I like it..
Nemonater  [Aug 03, 2018 at 11:02 PM]
Really nice!
Mat  [Aug 03, 2018 at 11:05 PM]
One I would like to own