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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Recovery of the Empire| > |Probus| > RL94829
Probus, Summer 276 - September 282 A.D.
|Probus|, |Probus,| |Summer| |276| |-| |September| |282| |A.D.|,
The ruins of Antioch on the Orontes lie near the modern city of Antakya, Turkey. Founded near the end of the 4th century B.C. by Seleucus I Nicator, one of Alexander the Great's generals, Antioch's geographic, military and economic location, particularly the spice trade, the Silk Road, the Persian Royal Road, benefited its occupants, and eventually it rivaled Alexandria as the chief city of the Near East and as the main center of Hellenistic Judaism at the end of the Second Temple period. Antioch is called "the cradle of Christianity," for the pivotal early role it played in the emergence of the faith. It was one of the four cities of the Syrian tetrapolis. Its residents are known as Antiochenes. Once a great metropolis of half a million people, it declined to insignificance during the Middle Ages because of warfare, repeated earthquakes and a change in trade routes following the Mongol conquests, which then no longer passed through Antioch from the far east.6th Century Antioch
RL94829. Billon antoninianus, Hunter V 344 (also 3rd officina); RIC V-2 922C; Cohen VI 99; Pink p. 40, emission 2; SRCV III 11961, F, well centered, earthen encrustation, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, weight 3.912g, maximum diameter 21.9mm, die axis 180o, 280 - 281 A.D.; obverse IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse CLEMENTIA TEMP (time of peace and calm), emperor standing right, short scepter in left hand, receiving Victory on globe presenting wreath from Jupiter, Jupiter standing left, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, Γ in center, XXI in exergue; from the Ray Nouri Collection; $32.00




  







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