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Heraclea Perinthus (Marmara Ereglisi, Turkey)

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. The Latin coins of Perinthus, struck under Claudius and Nero, are all rare. BMC does not list Perinthus mint, and identifies some types as barbarous, which are now attributed to Perinthus. RIC notes the existence of Balkan sestertii, dupondii and asses but does not catalog them. The city was later renamed Heraclea. An imperial mint was opened at Heraclea during the reign of Diocletian.

Trajan, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D., Perinthus, Thrace

|Perinthus|, |Trajan,| |25| |January| |98| |-| |8| |or| |9| |August| |117| |A.D.,| |Perinthus,| |Thrace||AE| |23|
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, Schnert-Geiss Perinthos 340; RPC III 694; Varbanov III 69 (R3); BMC Thrace p. 149, 19, F, rough green patina, reverse double struck, light corrosion, cleaning marks, weight 7.809 g, maximum diameter 23.0 mm, die axis 225o, Perinthus mint, 98 - 102 A.D.; obverse AY 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







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REFERENCES

Burnett, A., M. Amandry and P.P. Ripolls. Roman Provincial Coinage I: From the death of Caesar to the death of Vitellius (44 BC-AD 69). (London, 1992 and supplement).
Mattingly, H. and R.A.G. Carson. Coins of the Roman Empire in the British Museum, Vol 1: Augustus to Vitellius. (London, 1923).
MacDowell, D.W. The Western Coinages of Nero. ANSNNM 161. (New York, 1979).
Sutherland, C.H.V. The Roman Imperial Coinage, Vol. I, From 39 BC to AD 69. (London, 1984).

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