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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Cappadocia| > RY93121
Vespasian, 1 July 69 - 24 June 79 A.D., Caesarea, Cappadocia
|Cappadocia|, |Vespasian,| |1| |July| |69| |-| |24| |June| |79| |A.D.,| |Caesarea,| |Cappadocia|, Kayseri, Turkey was originally named Mazaca. It was renamed Eusebia by Ariarathes V Eusebes, King of Cappadocia, 163 - 130 B.C. The last king of Cappadocia, King Archelaus, renamed it "Caesarea in Cappadocia" to honor Caesar Augustus upon his death in 14 A.D. Muslim Arabs slightly modified the name into Kaisariyah, which became Kayseri when the Seljuk Turks took control, c. 1080 A.D.
RY93121. Silver hemidrachm, RPC II 1659; Metcalf Cappadocia 17; Sydenham Cappadocia 94; BMC Galatia p. 47, 17; SNGvA 6362, SNG Hunterian 2207, VF, toned, tight flan, edge chip, light marks, porosity, Cappadocia, Caesarea (Kayseri, Turkey) mint, weight 1.383g, maximum diameter 15.0mm, die axis 0o, c. 69 - 79 A.D.; obverse AYOKP KAICAP OYECΠACIANOC CEBA, laureate head right; reverse Nike advancing right, wreath in extended right hand, palm over left shoulder in left hand; from the Errett Bishop Collection; SOLD




  







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