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Caesareia Panias, Trachonitidis

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Judaea, Caesarea Panias, Elagabalus, 218-222 A.D.

AE 30.. 18.56g.   Dated year 221=218 A.D.  Radiate and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right with gorgonion on breastplate.   Rev. The sanctuary of Pan, the Paneion.      Pan leaning against a tree and standing within rocky grotto; he plays syrinx; fenced altar below.  Rosenberger 40. Meshorer, Caesarea 35. SNG ANS_. Sofaer_.  Natural brown patina.   Very rare and of exceptional quality for the issue.

Panias was located at the foot of Mt. Hebron near the Golan Heights.  The spring waters located here form one of the source tributaries of the Jordan river. 

Provenance/Pedigrees:
Ex: Dr. Jay Galst collection
Ex: Shraga Qedar
Ex: CNG, Auction XXXII, December 7, 1994, lot 275.

 

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good Very Fine/Very Fine $5,500.00
 

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