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Coin ID #2376

Neoklaudiopolis (AD 211) AE 21 - Geta

Geta, 211 AD. AE21 (5.11g, 6h). Bust right / "Apocalyptic" Aphrodite loosening her garment provocatively and holding out an apple.

All the coins of this city are very rare, and this reverse type seems to be unrecorded for Neoklaudiopolis. Also interesting is the (unexplained?) legend-ending KOM KECAP, which can also be found on coins of Tavion in Galatia.

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Filename:Neoclaudiopolis Geta Aphr~0.jpg
City/Mint name:Neoklaudiopolis
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Keywords:bronze / roman
References:unpublished
Photo courtesy of:Francis Jarman collection
Filesize:193 KiB
Date added:Aug 30, 2005
Dimensions:540 x 270 pixels
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Helvetica   [Mar 31, 2015 at 09:10 AM]
This coin is cited as no. 37b in Julie Dalaison's work on the coinage of Neoclaudiopolis. Two further examples, 37c and 37d are on wildwinds. Julie suggests that the KOM refers to Commodus as Geta's uncle, but on Forvm it has been suggested that it is an abbreviation meaning "elevated to Caesar".

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