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Ancient Coinage of Laconia, Asopus



The ancient town of Asopos are today some ruins on the small promontory SE of Plytra. Inscriptions show that Gaius Julius Eurycles, the most important political figure in Laconia during the reign of Augustus, possessed land there. Under Roman rule it was one of the most important towns on Cape Maleas and a major centre on the imperial Roman road network. Ruins are still visible on the shore and on the seabed (tombs, bath houses with mosaic floors and the ruins of other buildings).

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PLAUTILLA
Weber 4139Plautilla, AE21 of Asopos, Laconia, AD 202-205. FOUL PLAUTILLA, draped bust right / ACwPEITwN, Tyche standing left, towered, holding patera and cornucopiae. Weber 4139; BCD Pelopp. 950.TextImage
CARACALLA
Mionnet 78Caracalla 23mm of Lakonia, Asopus. Young laureate bust of Caracalla right, draped and cuirassed / Tyche standing left, turreted, holding patera and cornucopiae.TextImage
Entry for Asopus on the Digital Historia Numorum
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