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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
7810; BMC Galatia
-; SNG Cop
-, aVF, nice portrait, tight flan
crowding off parts of legends, light marks, small section of edge a little ragged (sprue remnant), Cappadocia
(Kayseri, Turkey) mint, weight
7.333g, maximum diameter
22.3mm, die axis
, 165 - 166 A.D.; obverse
AYTOKPA OYHPOC CE, laureate head
KAICAPEWN T Π APΓAIW, Mount Argaeus
, conical top, rocks
and trees on slopes, ETE (year 5) in exergue
; ex Ancient Imports; $60.00
Catalog current as of Wednesday, April 24, 2019.
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