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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Phrygia| > |Hierapolis| > RP89398
Augustus, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D., Phrygia, Hierapolis
Hierapolis (Greek: "Holy City") was located on hot springs in Phrygia in southwestern Anatolia. Its ruins are adjacent to modern Pamukkale in Turkey and are designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hot springs have been used as a spa since the 2nd century B.C., with many patrons retiring or dying there. The large necropolis is filled with sarcophagi. In A.D. 17, during the rule of the emperor Tiberius, a major earthquake destroyed the city.
RP89398. Bronze AE 20, RPC I 2951 (2 spec.), aF, attractive portrait, scratches, marks, mild porosity, Hierapolis (near Pamukkale, Turkey) mint, weight 5.401g, maximum diameter 20.2mm, die axis 0o, magistrate Heras Epainetou, c. 5 B.C.; obverse ΣEBAΣTOΣ, bare head right; reverse HPAΣ EΠAINETOY IEPAΠOΛEITON, tripod lebes, branch rising from the bowl; only one sale of the type recorded on Coin Archives in the last two decades; extremely rare; SOLD










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