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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Pisidia| > RP89889
Tiberius, 19 August 14 - 16 March 37 A.D., Termessos Minor, Pisidia
Oenoanda, also called Termessos Minor, in the upper valley of the Xanthus River, was a colony of Termessos Major. Its ruins lie west of the modern village Incealiler in Mugla Province, Turkey, which partly overlies the ancient site. Over 300 fragments of an extensive inscription of Diogenes of Oenoanda have been found, apparently from the stoa, varying in size from a few letters to passages of several sentences covering more than one block. The inscription sets out Epicurus' teachings on physics, epistemology, and ethics. It was originally about 25,000 words long and filled 260 square meters of wall. The stoa was dismantled in the second half of the third century A.D. to make room for a defensive wall; previously the site had been undefended.Termessos_Minor
RP89889. Bronze AE 18, RPC I 3358; SNG Cop 145; SNGvA 4461; BMC Lycia p. 277, 15, aVF, attractive dark patina, tight flan, reverse a little off center, Termessos ad Oenoanda (Incealiler, Turkey) mint, weight 4.510g, maximum diameter 18.1mm, die axis 0o, 19 Aug 14 - 16 Mar 37 A.D.; obverse laureate head right; reverse free horse galloping left, TEP above, OI below; BMC notes imperial coins of Termesssos Minor with the heads of emperors are rare; $120.00











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