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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Cilicia| > SH87850
Septimius Severus, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D., Tarsos, Cilicia
This very rare type was also struck as enormous 49mm medallion. The Γ B in the reverse upper center indicates, Γ EΠAPXEIΩN ΠPOKAΘEZOMENH (presiding in the three provinces [Cilicia, Isauria, and Lycaonia]), and B NEΩKOPOC (guardian of two temples of the imperial cult).
SH87850. Bronze AE 36, SNG BnF 1478, Waddington 4638, ANS Mantis 1995.11.1868; cf. SNGvA 5999 (49mm), SNG Levante 1024 (ex SNGvA 5999), SNG Cop -, BMC Lycaonia -, aF, well centered, bumps, scratches, porosity, Tarsos (Tarsus, Mersin, Turkey) mint, weight 26.551g, maximum diameter 36.2mm, die axis 0o, obverse AVT KAI Λ CEΠ CEVHPOC ΠEP, laureate and cuirassed bust right, Π − Π (Πατηρ Πατριδος = Latin: father of the country) across fields; reverse A∆PI CEVHPIANHC TAPCOV MHTPOΠOΛEΩC, Emperor (as Perseus) standing left, nude to waist, himation around hips and legs, a harpa cradled in left arm, sacrificing over a flaming column altar from a patera in right hand, to the left a statue of Apollo Lykios standing on a cippus holding a wolf standing on its hind legs in each hand, Γ − B above center; huge 36mm bronze!; very rare; SOLD

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