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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

Coin ID #5853

Kyme (AD 253-268) AE 21

Quasi-autonomous, 253-268 AD (time of Gallienus). AE21 (4.20g), struck under magistrate Ermeias. IEPA.CVN.- KΛHTOC, youthful bust of Senate, draped, right / AIΛ.EP - M[E], river-god Xanthos, bearded and wreathed, nude to hips, leaning left, resting left arm on vase from which water flows, holding in right hand long waterplant; in left field KVMA - I; in ex. [Ξ]ANΘO[C]. VF, slightly rough. Hoeft coll.

This river-god played an important role in the Troyan War under the name Skamandros (today Küzük Menderes).

File information
City/Mint name:Kyme
Keywords:bronze / roman
References:SNG von Aulock 1648; Franke KZR 204; SLG Prowe III, 724; BMC 13, 114
Valuation:€90, Ancient Delights
Photo courtesy of:Ancient Delights -
Filesize:37 KiB
Date added:Apr 28, 2009
Dimensions:600 x 291 pixels
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