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Eumenia, Phrygia, c. 189 - 133 B.C.
Lindgren plate coin. Eumenia was renamed Fulvia, for Mark Antony's wife, probably on the occasion of Antony's visit east in 41 B.C. The city issued coins with Fulvia's portrait. She was the first non-mythological woman on Roman coins. Fulvia died in 40 B.C. and the name soon reverted to Eumenia. Lindgren attributed this issue to the 2nd century B.C. but a comparison of the female head to Fulvia is hard to ignore.
GB16395. Bronze AE 12, Lindgren III 581 (this coin, otherwise unpublished); cf. RPC I 3141 for a similar portrait, VF, Eumeneia (near Civril, Turkey) mint, weight 1.051g, maximum diameter 12.2mm, die axis 0o
, c. 189 - 133 B.C.; obverse draped female bust right; reverse EYME/[NE]ΩN, double axe; black patina; extremely rare
Catalog current as of Sunday, August 18, 2019.
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