APOLLINI SANCTO

Latin: Dedicated to the sacred (holy) Apollo.


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APOLLINI SANCTO.- Apollo naked, stands holding a branch in the right hand, and leaning on a column.
Eckhel and Minnet both give this as from a silver coin of Pescennius Niger. The former pronounces it to have been struck of Antiochia, referring as the ground of his opinion to a second brass of Julian II. which exhibts on one side APOLLONI (sic) SANCTO. (type of Apollo in the stola, with patera and lyre), and on the other, GENO ANTIOXENI. Apollo is known to have been ranked amongst the principal divinities worshiped by the people of Antiochia in Syria.

 


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