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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Roman Provincial| > |Roman Syria| > RP93064
Antioch, Roman Provincial Syria, c. 47 - 45 B.C., Cleopatra Countermark
|Roman| |Syria|, |Antioch,| |Roman| |Provincial| |Syria,| |c.| |47| |-| |45| |B.C.,| |Cleopatra| |Countermark|, McAlee, The Coins of Roman Antioch, p. 74, note 25 says tetrachalkoi of this time, "...are frequently seen with a countermark on the obverse which was previously described as 'head of Apollo r. in an oval...it now seems likely that the countermark portrays Cleopatra, and was used to mark coins circulating in the Syro-Phoenician territories which were given to her by Mark Antony."
RP93064. Bronze tetrachalkon, cf. McAlee 46 - 50, Butcher 15 - 17, RPC I 4219 - 4221, HGC 9 1367, DCA 392; countermark: McAlee p. 74, note 25; Butcher 18, VF, reverse flat spot opposite countermark, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, weight 12.469g, maximum diameter 22.7mm, die axis 0o, c. 47 - 45 B.C.; countermark: c. 36 - 30 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Zeus right; countermark: bust of Cleopatra right in an incuse oval; reverse Zeus Nicephorus enthroned left, chest bare, himation around hips and legs, Nike offering wreath in his right hand, long scepter vertical in left hand, thunderbolt above, uncertain Pompeian Era date below, MHTPOΠOΛEΩΣ downward on left, ANTIOCEΩN / THΣ in two downward lines on right, all within laurel wreath; SOLD




  






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