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Ancient Coinage of Lydia, Titacazus



In the 19th century the location of Titacazus was the subject of confusion. Ramsay, in "Historical Geography.." first placed it somewhere around the Carian-Pisidian border area, then changed it several pages later at the suggestion of Waddington, to Mysia. Von Sallet suggested Pisidia, whilst Lobbecke was convinced it was in an area between Sardes and Tralles, where the second coin shown was found. Imhoof, in his "Lydische Stadtmünzen" also placed it in Lydia and there - in our case - it will remain ! Only two coins are currently known from this town and both images below have been copied from the old articles.
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Imhoof LS 1Titacazus, Lydia, AE19, semi-autonomous. 238-268. TITAKAZHNWN, Nike walking left, holding wreath and palm branch / TITAKAZHNWN, horse pacing left beside a palm branch, front leg raised. Imhoof LS 1 (this coin).TextImage
Loebbecke, 1887, pl. 3, 16Titacazus, Lydia, AE22, semi-autonomous. 238-268. 5.82 gr. DHMOC, draped bust of Demos right, hair bound in a taenia / TITAKAZHNWN (Z is retrograde), Tyche standing left, kalathos on head, holding rudder in right hand and cornucopiae in left. von Sallet (Berlin new Acquisitions) p. 13 in ZfN 1887 = Löbbecke pl. III, 16 in ZfN 1887 (this coin).TextImage

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