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Septimius Severus 193 - 211 AD c 210 AD Year 18
Tridrachm, (ET IH = 18 or 210)
After the death of Cappadocia’s last king Archelaus in 17 AD the region became a province of the Roman empire in Anatolia under Tiberius. Its capital was Caesarea while to the south was Mount Argaeus, once and active volcano. On the summit of Mount Argaus was a holy shrine. Obverse laureate Septimius Severus, draped and cuirassed AY KAI Λ CEΠTI – CEOYHPOC. Reverse MHTPO KAICAPIAC NEΩKO ET IH radiate half nude male figure seated on Mt. Argaeus holding branch in extended right hand and placing left hand on globe resting atop the mountain.
Mint: Cappadocia, Caesarea
Provenance: Courtesy Harlan J. Berk, LTD

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