AE21. 9.22g, 20.7mm
MINTED: PHRYGIA, Apameia, circa 100-50 BC, Magistrates Herakle-, and Eglo-
REF: SNG Cop 183
OBVERSE: Laureate head of Zeus right.
REVERSE: Cult statue of Artemis Anaïtis facing; AΠAME to right, HRAKΛEI / EΓΛO to left.
Almost Very Fine. Dark blackish patina. Old cut on obverse.
Historical Notes:Apameia was an ancient city in Anatolia situated at the confluence of the rivers Marsyas and Meander. It was named by the Seleukid king Antiochos I in memory of his mother, Apama. Due to its location between Greece and Rome and Egypt and the lands of the east, the city became an important trade hub known also by the sobriquet Kibotos, meaning 'the Chest'. This name was likely a reference to the ubiquitous wooden packing crates that were used by the city's merchants when they re-packaged goods they handled.
PHRYGIA, Apameia . 100-50 BC . AE21 . Cult Statue of Artemis Anaitis
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