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Cornelia Supera, Wife of Aemilian, 253 A.D., Parium, Mysia
Founded in 709 B.C., the ancient city of Parion is now the village of Kemer in the township of Biga in Canakkale province of Turkey. In the Roman period, it was a major coastal city with two harbors used to connect Thrace with Anatolia. This was the main customs station through which all goods bound for Byzantium from Greece and the Aegean had to pass. It belonged to the Delian League. In the Hellenistic period, it came under the domain of Lysimachus, and subsequently the Attalid dynasty. In Roman times, it was a colonia, within the province of Asia. After that province was divided in the 4th century, it was in the province of Hellespontus. The ancient coinage of Parium is quite abundant.
RP89299. Bronze AE 23, RPC IX
7448, SNG Cop
302, cf. SNG BnF
1519/1518, VF, crude style
(Kemer, Canakkale, Turkey) mint, weight
4.203g, maximum diameter
22.7mm, die axis
, 253 A.D.; obverse
SVPERA AVG, draped bust
right, wearing stephane
and beaded necklace; reverse
C G I H P, blundered capricorn flying right, cornucopia
projecting upwards from back; rare
Catalog current as of Tuesday, May 21, 2019.
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