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Augusta Traiana, Thrace

Augusta Traiana (Stara Zagora, Bulgaria today) was founded by Trajan, c. 106 A.D. During 2nd - 3rd century A.D., it was the second largest city in Roman Thrace, after Philippopolis, and was fortified by strong walls. The city struck bronze coins from time of Marcus Aurelius to Gallienus.


Caracalla, 28 January 198 - 8 April 217 A.D., Augusta Traiana, Thrace

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Augusta Traiana (Stara Zagora, Bulgaria today) was founded by Trajan, c. 106 A.D. During 2nd - 3rd century A.D., it was the second largest city in Roman Thrace, after Philippopolis, and was fortified by strong walls. The city struck bronze coins from time of Marcus Aurelius to Gallienus.
SH68297. Bronze AE 28, Varbanov 1095 (R4)=Schönert-Geiss Augusta Traiana 300, SNG Cop -, BMC Thrace -, Nice F, weight 15.539 g, maximum diameter 27.6 mm, die axis 0o, Augusta Traiana (Stara Zagora, Bulgaria) mint, obverse AYT K M AYP CEYH ANTΩONINOC, laureate and cuirassed bust right, from b; reverse AYΓOYCTHC TPAIANHC, city-gate flanked by two crenellated towers, a third crenellated tower in the center behind the gate; $180.00 SALE PRICE $162.00
 


Caracalla, 28 January 198 - 8 April 217 A.D., Augusta Traiana, Thrace

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Augusta Traiana (Stara Zagora, Bulgaria today) was founded by Trajan, c. 106 A.D. During 2nd - 3rd century A.D., it was the second largest city in Roman Thrace, after Philippopolis, and was fortified by strong walls. The city struck bronze coins from time of Marcus Aurelius to Gallienus.
RP63867. Bronze AE 19, Varbanov II 1078 var. (CEVH) and 1080 var. (AE29) = Schönert-Geiss Augusta Traiana 386 var. and 328 var., VF, nice green patina, well centered, weight 3.609 g, maximum diameter 18.9 mm, die axis 15o, Augusta Traiana (Stara Zagora, Bulgaria) mint, obverse AVT K M AVP CEH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate bust right; reverse AYΓOYCTHC TPAIANHC, Asklepios standing half-left, resting elbow on column, serpent-entwined staff in right; SOLD


Geta, 209 - c. 26 December 211 A.D., Augusta Traiana, Thrace

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Augusta Traiana (Stara Zagora, Bulgaria today) was founded by Trajan, c. 106 A.D. During 2nd - 3rd century A.D., it was the second largest city in Roman Thrace, after Philippopolis, and was fortified by strong walls. The city struck bronze coins from time of Marcus Aurelius to Gallienus.
RP60582. Bronze AE 17, Schönert-Geiss Augusta Traiana 398 (V 116/R 345(?)), Varbanov II 1342 var. (Hermes left), aVF, weight 3.354 g, maximum diameter 19.4 mm, die axis 0o, Augusta Traiana (Stara Zagora, Bulgaria) mint, obverse Λ CEΠTIM ΓETA KA, bear-headed, draped bust right, from behind; reverse AVΓOVCTHC TPAIANHC, Hermes standing right, caduceus in right, purse in left; SOLD







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