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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Roman Provincial| > |Roman Asia| > RP57201
Philip II, July or August 247 - Late 249 A.D., Diocaesarea, Cilicia
|Roman| |Asia|, |Philip| |II,| |July| |or| |August| |247| |-| |Late| |249| |A.D.,| |Diocaesarea,| |Cilicia|, Diocaesarea, Cilicia was known as Olba until it was renamed during the reign of Vespasian. According to a legend told by Strabo (Geography, 14.5.10), the temple of Zeus Olbius was founded by Ajax, one of the Greek heroes of the Trojan War. The city and its surrounding territory was a theocracy, ruled by the hereditary priests of the temple.
RP57201. Bronze AE 29, SNG BnF 886, SNG Levante 678, SNG PfPS 423, Staffieri 27, BMC Lycaonia -, gF, Olba-Dioceasarea (Mersin Province, Turkey) mint, weight 14.238g, maximum diameter 29.0mm, die axis 180o, as caesar, 244 - 246 A.D.; obverse M IOYΛIOC Φ[IΛIΠΠOYC K CE]B, bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse A∆PIA ∆IOKAICAPEΩN MHT (MHT ligate), thunderbolt on throne of Zeus Olbios, lions on arms, KENNATΩ in exergue; rare; SOLD











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