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Hadrian, 11 August 117 - 10 July 138 A.D., Perinthus Thrace
Perinthos an ancient Ionian colony from Samos, was situated between Bisanthe and Selymbria, on the northern shore of the Propontis. It is famous chiefly for its stubborn and successful resistance to Philip II of Macedon in 340 B.C.; at that time it seems to have been more important than Byzantium itself. In Roman times it was called Heraclea Thraciae (or Heraclea Perinthus). Today it is Marmara Ereglisi in the European part of Turkey.
RP89164. Bronze AE 27, RPC III online 712 (3 spec.); CNT_2485; Schonert Perinthos p. 154 & pl. 20, 376; Varbanov III 88 (R7), aVF, green patina with edge flaking (now stable), tight flan, edge split, Heraclea Perinthos (Marmara Ereglisi, Turkey) mint, weight 10.555g, maximum diameter 27.2mm, die axis 270o
, 119 - 10 July 138 A.D.; obverse AY TPAIANOC A∆PIANOC KAICAP CEBA, laureate bust of Hadrian, aegis on left shoulder; reverse ΠEΠINΘIΩN, Apollo advancing right, nude but for fluttering chlamys, drawing arrow in right hand from bow in left hand, star with six rays between his legs; very rare
Catalog current as of Sunday, August 18, 2019.
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