PISIDIA. Apollonia-Mordiaeum. Time of Caracala, 211-217. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 32 mm, 17.00 g, 6 h), a Homonoia or alliance issue with Perge (and Lycia). AΛΕΞΑΝΔΟΣ (sic!) KTICT AΠOΛΛΩNIA-T Head of Alexander the Great to right, wearing the lion's skin headdress of Herakles, familiar from silver coinage of Alexander, tied in front of his neck. Rev. AΠOΛΛΩNI-AT-ΩN ΛY ΠEPΓ-EΩ / ΟΜΟΝΟ/IA The turreted and draped Tychae of the two cities, Apollonia and Perge, facing each other and clasping their right hands; on the left, Apollonia standing to right, holding the cult statue of Apollo in her left hand; on the right, Perge standing to left, holding the cult Statue of Artemis Pergaia in her left hand; between them, lighted altar. Franke-Nollé, Homonoia, 73-74 = Von Aulock, Pisidiens, 19-20 (same dies, but reverse legends misread). Extremely rare, hitherto only the two examples in Berlin and Vienna were known. An excellent, well-centered piece with a grey-green patina. Some uncleaned deposits, otherwise, good very fine.
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