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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Lydia| > |Tralleis| > GB88999
Tralleis, Lydia, c. 200 - 30 B.C.
On the slopes of Mount Messogis in the valley of the Meander, Tralles, was one of the largest and richest cities of Lydia. King Attalus had a splendid palace there. The local god was Zeus Larasios, but Apollo Pythius and other divinities were also worshiped. On the defeat of Antiochus, 190 B.C., Tralles, with the rest of Lydia, was assigned to the kingdom of the Attalids, under whose gentle sway it enjoyed peace and prosperity, and was one of the chief mints of the Cistophori. When Attalus III died without an heir in 133 B.C., he bequeathed the whole of Pergamon to Rome in order to prevent a civil war. Tralles was destroyed by an earthquake but was rebuilt by Augustus and took the name of Caesarea.
GB88999. Bronze AE 15, BnF Gallica btv1b8525284s; Imhoof-Blumer LS p. 169, 4; SNG Cop -; SNGvA -; BMC Lydia -, VF, brown tone, tight flan, ragged edge, light corrosion, Tralleis (Aydýn, Turkey) mint, weight 1.480g, maximum diameter 14.5mm, die axis 0o, c. 200 - 30 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Zeus right; reverse ∆IOΣ ΛAPAΣIOY KAI ∆IOΣ EYMENOY, Zebu (hump-back cattle) standing left; ex Frascatius Ancient Coins; very rare; $100.00










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