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Lucius Verus, 7 March 161 - February 169 A.D., Caesarea, Cappadocia
Mt. Erciyes (Argaeus to the Romans) a massive stratovolcano 25 km south of Kayseri, Turkey, is the highest mountain in central Anatolia (3,916 meters, 12,848 ft). It may have last erupted in 253 B.C. Strabo wrote that the summit was never free from snow and those few who ascended it reported seeing both the Black Sea to the north and the Mediterranean to the south on clear days.
RP88322. Bronze AE 22, RPC Online IV 8010, Sydenham Caesarea suppl. 361b; Hunterian II p. 590, 59; Mabbott I 2324; Weber 7810; BMC Galatia -; SNG Cop -; SNGvA -, aVF, nice portrait, tight flan crowding off parts of legends, light marks, small section of edge a little ragged (sprue remnant), Cappadocia, Caesarea (Kayseri, Turkey) mint, weight 7.333g, maximum diameter 22.3mm, die axis 0o
, 165 - 166 A.D.; obverse AYTOKPA OYHPOC CE, laureate head right; reverse KAICAPEWN T Π APΓAIW, Mount Argaeus, conical top, rocks and trees on slopes, ETE (year 5) in exergue; ex Ancient Imports; ON LAYAWAY
Catalog current as of Monday, July 15, 2019.
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