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Author Topic: provincial is it caligula or relative  (Read 58 times)

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Offline George X

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provincial is it caligula or relative
« on: September 14, 2021, 08:33:51 pm »
7.72g 20mm
face seems to be caligula or germanicus but a quick search did not reveal a match
double row of large writing to the right ?hthy?.. .pythou?
also strange item in right field.. apple?
and smaller writing to left. .OILIKEA
thanks

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Re: provincial is it caligula or relative
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2021, 09:34:21 pm »

Offline George X

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Re: provincial is it caligula or relative
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2021, 10:37:20 pm »
thats looks right, fantastic

shame i wasn't able to solve the mystery of the "apple"

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Re: provincial is it caligula or relative
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2021, 10:43:32 pm »
with that hint i was able to find another in wildwinds

Augustus or Tiberius AE21 of Laodikeia, Phrygia. . 27 BC-AD14 or AD 14-37. Magistrate Pythos, son of Pythos. 6.43 g. ΣEBAΣTOΣ, bare head right. / ΠYΘHΣ ΠYΘOY ΛAOΔIKEΩN, Zeus standing left, holding eagle and sceptre, two caps of the Dioskuri to left and right, each surmounted by a star. RPC I 2901; BMC 138-139; Paris 1512A, 1518, 1522B and 1524; Waddington 6264; Berlin 5467; SNG Lewis 1596; Weber 7137; SNG Cop 550; SNG Tuebingen 4130.

so they were caps of the dioskuri.. more homework

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Re: provincial is it caligula or relative
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2021, 02:18:57 am »
Here is the entry of RPC online: https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/1/2901


... Augustus or Tiberius AE21 of Laodikeia, Phrygia. . 27 BC-AD14 or AD 14-37. ...
RPC clearly assigns it to the reign of Tiberius, the depicted person is then Tiberius as Augustus.

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