Ancient Coins: GREEK and GREEK IMPERIAL BRONZE: Lydia, Hypaepa, Elagabalus, 218-222 A.D.

Lydia, Hypaepa, Elagabalus, 218-222 A.D.
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Lydia, Hypaepa, Elagabalus, 218-222 A.D.

AE 29, 16.30g. magistrate: Aurelius Dionysos Charixenos.  Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Elagagalus to right.  Rev. The mythical Lydian King Torrhebos seated to left holding a  scepter in his left and and a figure of Artemis Anaitis in his right hand; he rests his left arm on lyre on base.  Imhoof-Blumer, Lydische Stadtmünzen 82,18.  Altinoluk, Hypaipa, Type 141.  BMC-. SNG COP_. SNG von Aulock_.  Very rare with dark brown and green patina. The Lydian King Torrhebos is credited with creating the Lydian key, an ancient Greek musical mode.

Ex: Gorny and Mosch, Munich, Auction 276, April 19, 2021, lot 276.
Ex: Peter Weiss, Kiel Germany, collected 1967-2015. 


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good Very Fine $3,000.

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