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Caracalla, 28 January 198 - 8 April 217 A.D., Heliopolis, Coele Syria
Heliopolis in Coele-Syria was made a colonia with the rights of the ius Italicum by Septimius Severus in 193. Work on the religious complex at Heliopolis lasted over a century and a half and was never completed. The Temple of Jupiter, the largest religious building in the entire Roman Empire, was dedicated during the reign of Septimius Severus. Today, only six Corinthian columns remain standing. Eight more were shipped to Constantinople under Justinian's orders c. 532 - 537, for his basilica of Hagia Sophia.
RY84823. Bronze AE 19, Sawaya
217 ff. (D43/R?), Lindgren III
1279, SNG Cop
-, SNG Righetti
-, BMC Galatia
-, F, highlighting chalky deposits, centered on a tight flan
, light corrosion, Heliopolis
(Baalbek, Lebanon) mint, weight
5.631g, maximum diameter
18.9mm, die axis
, c. 198 A.D.; obverse
ANT - AVC (starting upper right), bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust
COL / HEL in two lines between two legionary eagles, all within laurel wreath
Catalog current as of Monday, March 18, 2019.
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