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Hadrian, 11 August 117 - 10 July 138 A.D., Aegeae, Cilicia
The recumbent goat was the symbol for the city of Aegeae. It was a pun on AIΓEAIΩN (of the city of Aegeae) and AIΓEIΩN (of the goats). -- The Syro-Phoenician Tetradrachms and Their Fractions from 57 BC to AD 253 by Michel and Karin Prieur.
SH68900. Silver tetradrachm, Prieur 719 (1 example); SNG Levante 1718 f. var. (date); SNG BnF 2329 ff. var. (same); BMC Lycaonia p. 23, 22 var. (same); SNG Cop -, VF, Aegeae mint, weight 14.935g, maximum diameter 27.0mm, die axis 180o
, year 177 of the Caesarian Era, 130 - 131 A.D.; obverse AYTOKP KAIΣ TPAIA A∆PIANO ΣEB Π Π, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse ETOYΣ •ZOP• AIΓEAIΩN, eagle standing facing on harpe, wings spread, head turned right, recumbent goat right in exergue; ex Numismatik Lanz Munchen, auction 151, lot 743 (unsold with an estimate of €500.00); very rare date
Catalog current as of Saturday, July 20, 2019.
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