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Aigeai, Cilicia (Roman Rule - Autonomous)


[B]Aigeai, Cilicia (Roman Rule - Autonomous; 47/6-27 BC.) AE 19[/B] [u]Obv[/u]: Head of youthful Alexander(?) wearing taenia, facing right. [u]Rev[/u]: Nike holding wreath and palm, advancing left; monogram in left field; AIΓEAIΩN legend in right field. [u]Attribution[/u]: cf. SNG Levante 1681-5; 1673-74 (monogram); Lind.-Kovacs 1399. [u]Provenance[/u]: ex. John Lavender, 11.18.05; CNG 10 (#301), 3/21/90. [u]Weight[/u]: 4.26 gm [u]Maximal Diameter[/u]: 19 mm [u]Axis[/u]: 12 [u]Note[/u]: Referenced in 11/2005 Celator article, "Some Portrait Bronzes of Aigai in Cilicia," in which there is speculation that this dates to the reign of Augustus and that the obverse bust represents one of the Tarkondimotid successors, either Philopater or Tarkondimotid II, and not that of a young Alexander. GK200

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Asia Minor - Cilicia

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