Tralleis, , 2nd - 1st Century B.C.
The city of , or Tralleis, said to have been founded by Argives and Thracians (Tralli), stood upon a lofty plateau on one of the southern spurs of the Messogis range overlooking the plain of the lower Maeander. At , Zeus was called Larasios, from a sanctuary at the neighboring village of Larasa. Zeus Eumenes (the Kindly) may have had a separate sanctuary.GB90181. Bronze AE 17, 3869; 709; p. 336, 61 var. (no ); 4759 var. (same); -; -, F, 4.359 g, maximum 16.6 mm, 0o, (Aydın, Turkey) mint, 2nd - 1st century B.C.; Zeus standing left, in right hand, long vertical behind in left, all within laurel ; humped bull walking right, TPAΛΛI/ANON above and below in two lines, above; ex Rudnik Numismatics; ; $80.00 (71.20)
Gaius , 17 B.C. - 21 February 4 A.D., Tralleis (as Caesarea),
The brothers, and , were the sons of and , the daughter of . They were adopted by in 17 B.C. and were due to succeed him but predeceased him in 4 and 2 A.D. Augustus' wife, their step-mother, Livia, was rumored to have arranged both of their deaths to advance her son , who was later adopted as Augustus' son and heir.
describes the with a on the and notes "the is not usually clear, but was probably present on all specimens." We disagree. Many specimens, including this one, do not have even the slightest indication of a .RP84838. Bronze AE 21,
p. 344, 121; 2649 var. ( below ); 734 var. (same); 5421 var. (same); -; -, F, porous, scratches, slightly off center with and plowman partly off , 5.583 g, maximum 20.6 mm, 0o, (Aydın, Turkey) mint, c. 2 B.C.; ΓAIOΣ KAIΣAP, right; colonist plowing right with yoke of two oxen, KAIΣAPEΩN in ; ; SOLD
Tralleis, , c. 128 - 85 B.C.
The cista mystica was a basket used for housing sacred snakes in connection with the initiation ceremony into the cult of (Dionysus). In the Dionysian mysteries a snake, representing the god and possibly symbolic of his phallus, was carried in a cista mystica on a bed of vine leaves. The cista in the mysteries of may also have held a , perhaps associated with the missing phallus of .GS62553. Silver
, p. 330, 31; 661; 8287, VF, 11.442 g, maximum 27.7 mm, 0o, (Aydın, Turkey) mint, c. 128 - 85 B.C.; snake emerging from a cista mystica with half-open lid, all within ivy ; TPAΛ, ornamented bow-case flanked by two snakes, TIME (magistrate's name) above, TPAΛ left, cult statue of a veiled goddess standing facing on right; SOLD
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