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Augustus, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D., Laodicea ad Lycum, Phrygia
|Laodicea on the Lycus was on the river Lycus (Curuksu), in Lydia, later the Roman Province of Phrygia Pacatiana, now near the modern city of Denizli, Turkey. It was home to one of the Seven churches of Asia in the Book of Revelation. In 2013 the archaeological site was identified as a of World Heritage Site. Its ruins attest to its former greatness. Its many buildings include a stadium, baths, temples, a gymnasium, theaters, and a bouleuterion (Senate House). On the eastern side, the line of the ancient wall may be distinctly traced, with the remains of the Ephesus gate; there are streets traversing the town, flanked by colonnades and numerous pedestals. North of the town, towards the Lycus, are many sarcophagi, with their covers lying near them, partly embedded in the ground, and all having been long since rifled. |
RP89132. Bronze AE 20, RPC I 2893; SNG Cop 556; SNGvA 3835; BMC Phrygia p. 302, 149, aF, rough despite some smoothing, Laodicea ad Lycum (near Denizli, Turkey) mint, weight 6.542g, maximum diameter 20.1mm, die axis 0o
, Zeuxis Philalethes, c. 15 B.C.; obverse ΣEBAΣTOΣ, laureate head right; reverse ΛAO∆IKEON ZEYΞIΣ, Zeus standing slightly left, head left, wearing himation, eagle in extended right hand, vertical staff in left hand,
(Philalethes monogram) left; SOLD
Catalog current as of Saturday, July 20, 2019.
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