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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Cilicia| > RP89886
Seleukia Kalykadnos, Cilicia, c. 2nd - 1st Century B.C.
Seleucia ad Calycadnum (modern, Silifke, Turkey) took its name from its founder, Seleucus I Nicator. The Romans, who conquered the region in the 2nd century BC, built a bridge across the Calicadnus; its foundations still support the current bridge. According to tradition, Thecla, who was converted by St. Paul, escaped martyrdom by hiding in a nearby cave. The cave was later turned into a shrine, and in the 5th century, the Byzantine Emperor Zeno, who was born in the mountains to the north, built a large basilica above the cave.
RP89886. Bronze AE 22, SNG Levante 686, SNG BnF -, SNG Cop -, SNGvA -, BMC Lycaonia -, Waddington -, F, well centered on a tight flan, dark patina, bumps and marks, Seleuceia ad Calycadnum (Silifke, Turkey) mint, weight 7.119g, maximum diameter 21.5mm, die axis 0o, c. 2nd - 1st Century B.C.; obverse helmeted head of Athena right, HP monogram behind, branch before; reverse ΣEΛEVKEΩN TΩN ΠPOΣ TΩI KAΛVKA∆NΩI, Nike walking left, wreath in right hand, AP / ΛE in left field; $70.00




  






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