Claudius from Claudiconium

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  1. Roman Collector

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    The origins of Iconia (modern Konya, Turkey) are buried in mystery, but excavations show it to have been settled by the late copper age, ca. 3000 BC. Of more relevance to the coin at hand, during the Hellenistic period, the town was ruled by the kings of Pergamon. When Attalus III, the last king of Pergamon, died without an heir, he bequeathed the kingdom to the Roman Republic. Coins of this period onward were struck in the city under the direction of a magistrate.

    In AD 41, the city was changed to Claudiconium, in honor of the new emperor Claudius (AD 41-54). Coins issued from the reign of Claudius through Hadrian carry the name of the city and read ΚΛΑΥΔЄΙΚΟΝΙЄѠΝ. Hadrian conferred colonial status to the city and renamed it Colonia Aelia Hadriana Augusta Iconensium.

    Under Claudius, the name of the governor of Galatia, M. Annius Afrinus, appears on the coinage as ЄΠΙ ΑΦΡЄΙΝΟΥ (by Afrinus), as is the case with this coin of Claudius and Agrippina II:

    Claudius and Agrippina II Iconium.jpg
    Claudius, AD 41-54, and Agrippina II, AD 50-59.
    Roman provincial Æ 19.6 mm, 4.19 g, 12 h.
    Lycaonia, Iconia (as Claudiconium), magistrate M. Annius Afrinus, AD 50-54.
    Obv: ΚΛΑΥΔΙΟϹ ΚΑΙϹΑΡ ϹЄΒΑ, laureate head of Claudius, right.
    Rev: ϹЄΒΑϹΤΗ ЄΠΙ ΑΦΡЄΙΝΟΥ ΚΛΑΥΔЄΙΚΟΝΙЄѠΝ, bare-headed and draped bust of Agrippina II, right.
    Refs: RPC I 3542, v. Aulock Lyk. 258–62.

    Post your coins of Iconia, Lycaonia, Claudius or Agrippina II provincials, or anything you feel is relevant!
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  3. Ed Snible

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    Two coins of Iconium depicting Nero:
    Iconium as Klaudiconium, Nero (54-68 AD), 7.11 g, AE22
    Obv: ΝЄΡωΝ ΚΑΙCΑΡ CЄΒΑCΤΟC; Laureate head of Nero right.
    Rev: ΚΛΑVΔЄΙΚΟΝΙЄωΝ; Veiled head of Perseus right, with harpa over shoulder.
    Ref: von Aulock, Lykaoniens 263-9; RPC 3545; SNG Paris 2281

    Lykaonia. Iconion. Nero AD 54-68 (AD 62-65). Bronze Æ 28 mm, 11.14 g.
    Obv: [ΝΕΡ]ΩΝ ΚΑΙCΑΡ CΕΒΑCΤ[ΟΣ]; laureate head right
    Rev: [ΠΟΠΠΑΙΑΣ ΣΕΒΑΣ]ΤΗ ΚΛΑΥΔΕΙΚΟΝ/[ΙΕΩΝ], Poppaea Sabina as Kore seated left, holding sceptre and poppy.
    Ref: Von Aulock, Lykaoniens 270-83; RPC I 3544
  4. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    That's a sweet coin, RC.
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  5. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

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