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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Thrace & Moesia| > |Augusta Traiana| > RP56086
Caracalla, 28 January 198 - 8 April 217 A.D., Augusta Traiana, Thrace
Augusta Traiana (Stara Zagora, Bulgaria today) was founded by Trajan, c. 106 A.D. During 2nd - 3rd century A.D., it was the second largest city in Roman Thrace, after Philippopolis, and was fortified by strong walls. The city struck bronze coins from the time of Marcus Aurelius to Gallienus.
RP56086. Bronze AE 29, cf. Varbanov II 1213, Moushmov 3076, SNG Cop -, SNG Bar -, Lindgren -, SNG Righetti -, VF/F, Augusta Traiana (Stara Zagora, Bulgaria) mint, weight 13.866g, maximum diameter 29.3mm, die axis 45o, obverse AVT M AVPHΛI ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right; reverse AYΓOYCTHC TPAIANHC, tetrastyle temple with conical roof on garlanded platform; statue of Artemis within standing right with bow and drawing arrow from quiver; temple flanked on each side by laurel tree with stag emerging from behind; perhaps tooled (we cannot find a decent example to compare), large bronze-interesting type; SOLD










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