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Macedonia, Amphiopolis, Septimius Severus Æ23


Obverse: Λ CEΠT CE OYHPOC ΠEP A YΓ , laureate and draped bust of Septimius Severus right.
Reverse: AMΦIΠO ΛEITWN , Tyche of Amphipolis seated left on a throne, wearing kalathos, veil, long chiton and mantle, phiale in extended right hand, star below seat.
Amphiopolis, AD 193-211.
Weight: 6.39 grams.
BMC Macedonia p. 58. Varbanov 3268 (R4) var. (obv. legend). Moushmov 6106.

Excavations of Roman Amphipolis have revealed traces of all the impressive architecture one would expect from a thriving Roman city. A bridge, gymnasium, public and private monuments, sanctuaries, and cemeteries all attest to the city's prosperity. From the early Christian period (after 500 CE) there are traces of four basilicas, a large rectangular building which may have been a bishop's residence, and a church. -- Ancient History Encyclopedia

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