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Ancient Coins Aizanis, Phrygia

Aizanis (Aezani, Aizanoi) was an important political and economic center in Roman times. Surviving remains from the period include a well-preserved Temple of Zeus, an unusual combined theater-stadium complex, and a macellum inscribed with the Price Edict of Diocletian.


Claudius, 25 January 41 - 13 October 54 A.D., Aezanis, Phrygia

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A brockage occurs when a blank is struck with a previously struck coin which adhered to the opposite die. Click here to read a detailed explanation.
RP85351. Bronze AE 20, cf. RPC I 3098, VF, weight 6.622 g, maximum diameter 20.4 mm, Aizanis (Cavdarhisar, Turkey) mint, obverse KΛAY∆IOΣ KAIΣAP, laureate head right; reverse incuse of obverse; $200.00 (€170.00)
 


Claudius, 25 January 41 - 13 October 54 A.D., Aizanis, Phrygia

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Aizanis (Aezani, Aizanoi) was an important political and economic center in Roman times. Surviving remains from the period include a well-preserved Temple of Zeus, an unusual combined theater-stadium complex, and a macellum inscribed with the Price Edict of Diocletian.
RP84892. Bronze AE 20, RPC I 3088; BMC Phrygia p. 34, 85; SNG Cop 83; vA Aizanoi 40; McClean 8744; Lindgren-Kovacs 872, VF, dark patina with buff earthen deposits, tight flan, reverse slightly off center, weight 4.082 g, maximum diameter 19.5 mm, die axis 0o, Aizanis (Cavdarhisar, Turkey) mint, magistrate Klaudios Hierax; obverse AIZANITAI − KΛAY∆ION KAICKAPA, laureate head right; reverse EΠI KΛAY∆I−OY − IEPAKOC, Zeus of Aezanis standing facing, head left, eagle in extended right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand; ex Roma Numismatics e-sale 28 (2 Jul 2016), lot 252; $150.00 (€127.50)
 


Hadrian, 11 August 117 - 10 July 138 A.D., Aizanis, Phrygia

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Apparently all coins of this type were overstruck on cistophori of Augustus.
RS63458. Silver cistophoric tetradrachm, Metcalf Cistophori, type 49 (unlisted dies); RSC II 275b; RIC II 497 note; overstruck on a cistophorus of Augustus (RSC I 16), VF, weight 11.29 g, maximum diameter 27.3 mm, die axis 225o, Aizanoi (Cavdarhisar, Turkey) mint, 128 - 138 A.D.; obverse HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P, bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse COS III, Zeus of Aezanis standing slightly left, head left, chest bare, himation around hips and legs, eagle in extended right hand, vertical long scepter cradled in left arm and hand; ex CNG Mail Bid Sale 73 (2006), lot 904; scarce; SOLD







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