Ancient Coins: GREEK and GREEK IMPERIAL BRONZE: Lydia, Hierokaisareia. under Nero, 54-68 A.D.

Lydia, Hierokaisareia. under Nero, 54-68 A.D.

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Lydia, Hierokaisareia. under Nero, 54-68 A.D.
AE 16, 3.29g. Struck under Nero and the high priest: Kapito, 54-68 A.D. Draped bust of Artemis Persica to right; bow and quiver on shoulder. Rev. Forepart of a stag to right. RPC 2389( this example illustrated in RPC on-line). BMC 2. Dark greenish-black patina. Scarce and of exceptional quality

According to Imhoof Blumer and Head, the original name of the city was Hierakome. The city was renamed Hierocaesarea(Sacred Caesarea) by Tiberius after an earthquake in 17 A.D.

Ex: Hauck and Aufhauser, Munich, Auction 19, 2006, lot 171. See more detailed image
Extremely Fine/about Extremely Fine $850.00 Sold

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