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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Cilicia| > RP88860
Elagabalus, 16 May 218 - 11 March 222 A.D., Tarsos, Cilicia
When the province of Cilicia was divided, Tarsus remained the civil and religious metropolis of Cilicia Prima, and was a grand city with palaces, marketplaces, roads and bridges, baths, fountains and waterworks, a gymnasium on the banks of the Cydnus, and a stadium. Tarsus was later eclipsed by nearby Adana, but remained important as a port and shipyard. Several Roman emperors were interred here: Tacitus, Maximinus II, and Julian the Apostate, who planned to move his capital here from Antioch if he returned from his Persian expedition.
RP88860. Bronze AE 31, SNG BnF 1566; Ziegler K 722, BMC Lycaonia p. 301, 207; SNG Levante 1078 var. (bust); SNGvA 6023 var. (same); Waddington 4646 corr. (Caracalla), F, well centered, rough, porosity, bumps, scratches, a few pits, Tarsos (Tarsus, Mersin, Turkey) mint, weight 11.113g, maximum diameter 31.0mm, die axis 180o, 16 May 218 - 11 Mar 222 A.D.; obverse AVT KAI M AVP ANTWNEINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse TAPCOV THC MHTPOΠOΛE, demiourgos crown on garlanded alter to left, Kilikarch crown decorated with seven imperial heads and Γ B to right, A M K in exergue; $45.00










OBVERSE| LEGENDS|

ANTONINVSFELPIVSAVG
ANTONINVSPFELAVG ANTONINVSPIVSAVG
ANTONINVSPIVSFEL
ANTONINVSPIVSFELAVG (ALSO USED BY CARACALLA)
IMPANTONINVSAVG
IMPANTONINVSPIVSAVG
IMPANTONINVSPIVSFELIX
IMPANTONINVSPIVSFELIXAVG
IMPCAESANTONINVSAVG
IMPCAESMAVRANTONINVSAVG
IMPCAESMAVRANTONINVSPFAVG
IMPCAESMAVRANTONINVSPIVSAVG
IMPCAESMAVRSEANTONINVSAVG
IMPCMAVRANTONINVSPFAVG
IMP M AVR ANTONIN PIVS AVG


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