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Kings of Galatia, Deiotaros, Tetrarch 63 - 59 B.C., King 59 - 40 B.C.
Deiotarus was chief of the Celtic Tolistobogii tribe in western Galatia and became King of Galatia. He was a faithful ally of Rome against Mithridates VI of Pontus, for which he was rewarded by Pompey. Caesar pardoned him for siding with Pompey in the civil war but he was deprived of some of his dominions. After Caesar's death, Mark Antony, for a large payment, publicly announced that, in accordance with instructions left by Caesar, Deiotarus was to resume possession of all the territory of which he had been deprived. When civil war broke out again, Deiotarus supported the anti-Caesarian party of Brutus and Cassius, but after the Battle of Philippi in 42 B.C., he went over to the triumvirs. He retained his kingdom until his death at a very advanced age.
GB88403. Bronze AE 27, SNGvA
6103 (same countermark
K4; SNG BnF
2333; BMC Galatia
p. 1, 1; HGC 7
774 (R2); see RPC I
p. 536, aVF, countermark
VF, dark brown and green patina
, off center, reverse
flattened opposite countermark
, uncertain Phrygian mint, weight
12.715g, maximum diameter
26.6mm, die axis
, 59 - 40 B.C.; obverse bust
of winged Nike
right, hair in a bunch behind; countermark
: turreted head
in round punch; reverse eagle
standing right on a sheathed sword, wings open, head
turned back left, flanked by pilei
of the Dioscuri
each with a star
above, BAΣIΛEΩΣ above, ∆HIOTAPOV below; very rare
Catalog current as of Saturday, April 20, 2019.
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