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View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Lydia| > |Other Lydia| > RP89557Tabala, Lydia, 178 - 180 A.D. There is almost nothing about Tabala online or in the numismatic references. Online there are conflicting opinions of its location. In BMC Lydia head writes, 'Tabala, on the north side of the Hermus, near the modern village Burgas Kale, where there still stands a medieval citadel which once commanded the entrance of the Hermus gorge."
RP89557. Bronze AE 20, RPC Online IV-2 T9941 (21 spec.), SNG Tübingen 3833, SNG Lewis 1542, SNG Righetti 1096, SNG Cop 562, Lindgren I 825, Weber 6917, BMC Lydia -, SNGvA -, aVF, well centered, attractive style, near black patina, earthen deposits,, Tabala (Diskaya, Turkey?) mint, weight 5.064g, maximum diameter 20.3mm, die axis 180o, time of Marcus Aurelius, 178 - 180 A.D.; obverse IEPA CYNKΛHTOC (clockwise from upper right), draped youthful bust of the Roman Senate right; reverse TABAΛEΩN, river-god Hermos reclining left, reed in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, resting left arm on urn, EPMOC in exergue; ex Gerhard Rhode; SOLD
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