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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Thrace & Moesia| > |Pautalia| > RP72142
Geta, 209 - c. 26 December 211 A.D., Pautalia, Thrace
The site of Pautalia (modern Kyustendil, Bulgaria) was settled in the Iron Age by the Thracian Dentheletes tribe. It was located near thermal springs and remains of the ancient city include a temple of Asklepios and Roman baths. In the 1990s, excavation of nearby 2nd century A.D. tumuli unearthed bronze surgical instruments and a small bronze case containing a variety of medicines.
RP72142. Bronze pentassarion, Ruzicka 888, Varbanov 5403 (R4), Moushmov 4350; SNG Cop -, BMC Thrace -, F, nice dark green patina, Pautalia mint, weight 18.678g, maximum diameter 32.4mm, die axis 45o, 209 - c. 26 Dec 211 A.D.; obverse AYT K Π CEΠ−TI ΓETAC, laureate head right, bare right shoulder seen from behind; reverse OVΛΠIAC ΠAVTA,ΛIAC ending in exergue, bearded river-god Strymon seated left on waves, nude to waist, himation wrapped around hips and legs, with end draped over left arm, raising a bundle of reeds in right hand, left forearm resting on toppled urn behind from which water flows, small human figure standing right below collecting water; large 32mm bronze, ex Henrik Agndal collection; SOLD


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