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Serapis
Maximinus II Daia 309 - 313
AE - Follis (Bronce), 5.00g, 22.2mm
Cyzokus 4. officina, 311 - 312
obv. IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS PF AVG
laureate head r.
rev. SOLE IN - VICTO
Sol radiate standing l. in long robe, r. raised, l. holding head of Serapis
field: Delta
exergue: MKV
RIC VI, Cyzikus 92; C.156
Scarce; good VF
from Forum Ancient Coins, ex Scott coll., thanks!
SERAPIS was a syncretic deity made of Osiris and Apis. Introduced by Ptolemaeus
as state deity. Later he was the highest deity with reminiscence of Zeus and even Christ(!). Because of that he connected Eastern, Egyptian religion with the Western world. Replaced by Christianity, after a short attempt by Julian II.
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Keywords:Serapis Osiris Apis Ptolemaues Egypt
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BenB  [Aug 20, 2004 at 04:45 PM]
Awesome detail on Sol and Serapis's faces!
Optimus  [Aug 20, 2004 at 06:23 PM]
Very nice coin. The reverse looks a bit spooky
Gert  [Sep 17, 2004 at 06:24 AM]
Wonderful and interesting reverse!