Ancient Coinage of Palestine, Raphia

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MARCUS AURELIUS
Meshorer 2Marcus Aurelius and Commodus, AE27 of Raphia, Palestine. AD 161-180. 25.76 g. AYT ANTΩNINOC AYT KOMOCOC C (sic), laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius right facing laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Commodus left. ΡAΦIA ZΛC (date), Tyche standing left, holding infant Dionysos and cornucopiae. Meshorer, Raphia 2.TextImage
COMMODUS
Meshorer 70Commodus, AE15 of Raphia, Palestine. Dated Year 145. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΡAΦIA, Raven, symbolizing an oracle, standing right, wearing an Egyptian crown. Meshorer 70 (same dies); SNG ANS -; BMC Palestine -.TextImage
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
BMC 3Septimius Severus. AD 193-211. AE 17, 5.42g. Judaea, Raphia, Year 258 = 198/9 AD. AYT KAI Λ CEΠ CEOYHΡ CEΠ CEB, laureate head right / ΡAΦIA HNC, Dionysos, naked but for chlamys falling from left shoulder, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos, panther at foot left. BMC 3; Bernhart 212; Meshorer, Raphia 20.TextImage
GORDIAN III
SNG ANS 1064vGordian III, AE of Raphia, Palestine. 240-241 AD. 10,57 g. Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right / ΡAΦIA, sphinx with wings open lying left, wheel between front paws, date mark T in left field (year 300 of the local era). SNG ANS 1064var; Meshorer 76 var. (position of legends and date); Meshorer, Raphia, 53.TextImage
PHILIP II
Rosenberger 35Philip II. 244-247 AD, AE of Raphia, Palestine. Dated local year 304. 12,01 g. Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right / ΡAΦIA, Leto in long robe, seated left, holding sceptre in left hand, right hand on the hand of her son Apollo; her daughter Artemis behind her in short chiton, holding bow and reaching for an arrow from quiver at shoulder. Year mark DT in the field. Rosenberger 35; SNG ANS 1066.TextImage
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