Unpublished Unique AE30 Severus Alexander Apollonia Salbace Caria

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Price: US$ 310.00 € 294.56
£ 252.65
AUD 449.16
CHF 296.7
CAD 402.29
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  • SKU: RP92646
Description
Severus Alexander, 13 March 222 - March 235 A.D., Apollonia Salbace, Caria
 
RP92646. Bronze AE 30, Apparently unpublished; RPC Online -, SNG BnF -, SNGvA -, SNG Cop -, BMC Caria -, F, porous, turquoise and earthen adhesions, reverse flatly struck, 11.787g, 29.7mm, 180o, Apollonia Salbace (Edremit, Turkey) mint, AYT K M AYP CEY AΛEΞAN∆PO-C, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind; reverse CTPA AΓAΘEINOY TOY IH AΠOΛΛΩNIATΩN (strategos Agathinos, son of Hie.(?), Apollonia), Zeus standing slightly left, head left, wearing himation and chlamys, eagle in right hand, long scepter vertical in left hand; from the Errett Bishop Collection; extremely rare, this is the only specimen of the type known to FORVM
 
This coin is an obverse die match to a coin struck by the neighboring city, Alabanda, Caria, SNG München 464, RPC Online VI T5384. Dies shared by more than one city in the region were first discovered by Konrad Kraft in 1972. Groups of smaller cities in Anatolia shared traveling mints, which would sometimes use the same obverse dies for more than one city.
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