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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Greek Imperial| > |Decapolis, Arabia & Syria| > SH60143
Trajan Decius, July 249 - First Half of June 251 A.D., Antioch, Seleucis and Pieria, Syria
|Decapolis,| |Arabia| |&| |Syria|, |Trajan| |Decius,| |July| |249| |-| |First| |Half| |of| |June| |251| |A.D.,| |Antioch,| |Seleucis| |and| |Pieria,| |Syria|, In 256 A.D., about six years after this coin was struck, the Persian King Shapur conquered and plundered Antioch.
SH60143. Billon tetradrachm, McAlee 1116(d), Prieur 528, BMC Galatia -, SNG Cop -, Choice aEF, 4th officina, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, weight 14.750g, maximum diameter 26.8mm, die axis 195o, 249 - 250 A.D.; obverse AYT K Γ ME KY ∆EKIOC TPAIANOC CEB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from behind, four pellets below; reverse ∆HMAPX EΞOYCIAC (holder of Tribunitian power), eagle standing left on palm frond, wings open, head left, wreath in beak, S C (senatus consulto) in exergue; very light corrosion, much remaining mint luster; SOLD










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