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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Roman Mints| > |Perinthus| > RB90419
Trajan, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D., Perinthus, Thrace
Perinthos, later called Heraclea and Marmara Eregli today, is 90 km west of Istanbul near a small pointed headland on the north shore of the Marmara Sea. It is said to have been a Samian colony, founded about 599 B.C. 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 46 A.D., after the death of the Thracian king Rhoemetalces III and after an unsuccessful anti-Roman revolt, the Thracian Kingdom was annexed by Claudius as the Roman province of Thracia. Perinthus was made the capital of Roman Thracia.
RB90419. Bronze AE 23, SchŲnert-Geiss Perinthos 340; RPC III 694 (2 spec.); Varbanov II 68 (R3) var. (obv. legend); SGICV 960 var. (same); BMC Thrace p. 149, 19 var. (same), F, rough green patina, reverse double struck, light corrosion, cleaning marks, Perinthus mint, weight 7.809g, maximum diameter 23.0mm, die axis 225o, 98 - 102 A.D.; obverse AV K NE TPAIANOIΣ ΣEBA Γ, radiate head right; reverse ΠEPIN−ΘIΩN, Tyche-Fortuna standing left, kalathos on head, holding rudder by tiller in right hand, cornucopia in left; SOLD










REFERENCES

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Sutherland, C.H.V. The Roman Imperial Coinage, Vol. I, From 39 BC to AD 69. (London, 1984).

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