Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by 7Calbrey, Nov 26, 2021.
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@7Calbrey! This is the closest match I could find on the net.
SYRIA, Decapolis. Abila . Elagabalus. AD 218-222. Æ (23mm, 10.28 g, 11h). Dated CY 282 (AD 218/9). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Hexastyle temple with flanking towers; BΠ-ς (date) above. Spijkerman 24; Rosenberger 22; SNG ANS -. VF, green desert patina.
I'm curious as to where you found info that Abila is one of the 10 rarest cities?
@Ancient Aussie will like that!
@ancientone. I once posted a coin that happened to have been minted in Abila of the Decapolis. A coin-friend intervened and said that coins of Abila are mostly searched by collectors of coins minted in that city. He added that they are expensive at any condition, since the ad-hoc collectors lack them in addition to another city. It could be Antiochia ad Hippum.
Faustina II, AD 147-175.
Roman provincial Æ 15 mm, 1.62 g, 6 h.
Decapolis, Abila, AD 162/3 (year 226 of the Pompeian era).
Obv: ΦΑYϹΤЄΙΝΑ ϹЄΒΑϹΤΗ, bare-headed and draped bust, right.
Rev: ϹЄΛЄYΚ ΑΒΙΛΑ ϚΚϹ, bunch of grapes.
Refs: RPC IV.3 6509 (temporary); Spijkerman 6; Rosenberger 5a; Sofaer 8.
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