Apamea

The fortress on a hill was an important strategic location where the pretender, Diodotus Tryphon, made Apamea the basis of his operations. Located at a strategic crossroads for Eastern commerce, the city flourished to the extent that its population eventually numbered half a million. It was one of the four cities of the Syrian tetrapolis. The city boasted one of the largest theatres in the Roman world, and a monumental colonnade. Pompey marched south to there from his winter quarters, razed the fortress of Apamea in 64 BC whence the city was annexed to the Roman Republic. In the revolt of Syria under Q. Caecilius Bassus, it held out against Julius Caesar for three years till the arrival of Cassius, 46 BC. On the outbreak of the Jewish War, the inhabitants of Apamea spared the Jews who lived in their midst, and would not suffer them to be murdered or led into captivity. Destroyed by Chosroes I in the 6th century, it was partially rebuilt and known in Arabic as Famia or Fâmieh, and destroyed by an earthquake in 1152. In the Crusades it was still a flourishing and important place and was occupied by Tancred.

Apameia Hover to enlarge Apameia

Apameia
8 BC
AE 19
Obvs: Young head of Dionysos r. wreathed with ivy; border of dots. MES behind neck.
Revs: ΛπΛMEΩN THΣIEPΛΣ KΛIΛΣYΛOY, Thyrsos ΔT in field.
19mm, 7.9g
$95.00
Order # G 035
Ref: BMC 20.234.12

Seleukis/Pieria Hover to enlarge Seleukis/Pieria

Seleukis/Pieria
Mint: Apameia
AE 20
Year 283/30 to 29 BC
Obvs: Helmeted bust of Athena right
Revs: AΠAMEΩN THΣIEPAΣ KAIAYTONOMOY, Nike Γ in field 
20mm, 8.0g.
$119.00
Order # G 222
Ref: v. BMC 20.234.8

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Apameia
Year 293, 20/19 BC
AE 22
Obvs: Young head of Dionysos r. wreathed with ivy; border of dots.
Revs: ΛπΛMEΩN THΣIEPΛΣ KΛIΛΣYΛOY, Thyrsos, p to right. Γ¶Σx in field.
22mm, 9.6g
$375.00
Order # G 058
Note: A little off center, but otherwise perfect!
Ref: v. BMC 20.234.12

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Apameia
149 BC
AE 17
Obvs: Head of Tyche r. wearing turreted head-dress.
Revs: AπAMEΩN, Warrior advancing with spear and shield. ГΞP
17mm, 3.7g
$129.00
Order # G 094
Ref: BMC 20.233.1

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Apameia
Year 303/9 BC
AE 21
Obvs: Young head of Dionysos r. wreathed with ivy; border of dots.
Revs: ΛπΛMEΩN THΣIEPΛΣ KΛIΛΣYΛOY, Cornucopia, ΓT in field. M A beneath.
21mm, 8.6g
$49.00
Order # G 103
Ref: BMC 20.234.11

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Apameia
Year 225/ 88 BC
AE 17
Obvs: Head of Tyche r. wearing turreted head-dress.
Revs: ANTIOXEΩN THΣ MHTPOπOΛEΩΣ, Tripod. AM in field, EKΣ in ex
17mm, 3.8g
$56.00
Order # G 104
Ref: BMC 20.153.20

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Demetrios I Hover to enlarge Demetrios I

Alexander I
AE 21, Apamea Mint
149 BC
Obvs: Diademed head of Alexander right within dotted border.
Revs: AΠAMEΩN, Zeus standing left holding Corinthian helmet and septer. Palm countermark over AP to left.
21mm, 6.9g
$110.00
Order # G 105
Ref: v. SNG Isr.204.1494, SC2 1804

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Alexander II
Mint: Apamea
AE 18, Serrate
125 to 123 BC
Obvs: Head of young Dionysos r. wearing ivy wreath.
Revs: BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY, Tyche standing left with right hand on tiller and holding cornucopia. Control mark above cornucopia
18mm, 6.1g
$345.00
Order # G 113
Ref: SNG Isr.312.2367, SC2 2242.3c

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Alexander II Hover to enlarge Alexander II

Alexander II
Mint: Apamea
AE 19, Serrate
128 to 123 BC
Obvs: Head of young Dionysos r. wearing ivy wreath.
Revs: BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY, Tyche standing left w/ right hand on tiller and holding cornucopias. Control mark above aphlaston.
19mm, 6.3g
$169.00
Order # G 184
Ref: SNG Isr.314.2360, SC2 2242.2

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Alexander II
Mint: Apamea
AE 18, Serrate
125 to 122 BC
Obvs: Head of young Dionysos r. wearing ivy wreath.
Revs: BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY, Tyche standing left with right hand on tiller and holding cornucopia. Control mark above ivy leaf.
18mm, 5.1g
$149.00
Order # G 183
Ref: v. SNG Isr.312.2362, SC2 2242.3f

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Antiochus VI
Mint: Apamea
144 BC
AE 20
Obvs: Head of Antiochus right radiate within dotted border.
Revs: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY EΠIΦANOYΣ ΔIONYΣOY, Cantharus. Palm right, control to left.
20mm, 7.6g
$20.00
Order # G 048
Ref: BMC 4.65.28, SC2 2015.1g

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Apameia Hover to enlarge Apameia

Apameia
69 BC
AE 23
Obvs: Laureate head of Zeus right.
Revs: ΛπΛMEΩN THΣIEPΛΣ KΛIΛΣYΛOY, Elephant right, ΓMΣ in field. MM in ex.
23mm, 10.9g
$22.00
Order # G 072
Ref: BMC 20.234.5

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